This September 2017 PESA Editorial focuses on political uncertainty and its impact on economic growth in Malawi. The issue looks at: what is the current political economy context in SADC? what is the source of uncertainty? what is the historical context behind the uncertainties? what are the drivers and key role players in the SADC growth story?
As a relatively under-developed economy or low income country as classified by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Malawi has faced its fair share of developmental struggles over the years such as curbing its rampant unemployment and poverty levels. The country faces significant developmental challenges stifling its economic welfare and development.