|AUTHOR||Charles B.L. Jumbe, Frederick B.M. Msiska|
|TOPIC||Economic crisis and recovery|
This study was commissioned by the Malawi Economic Justice Network to establish the impact of the current global economic crisis on the Malawi economy with particular focus on its implications on the poor and vulnerable groups and propose ways of mitigating the impacts. The study recognizes that the financial crisis which is the focus of this analysis was preceded by the food crisis characterized by high food prices which were beneficial to net producers while impoverishing consumers. It comes against the background of the fact that while several international analyses of the causes, impact and policy responses have been undertaken that shed light on such issues, there is little or no system research information on the Malawi economy particularly relating to the rural households.