The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This first annual review of the Malawi Poverty Reduction Strategy (MPRS) assesses progress toward the implementation of pro-poor activities with a focus on inputs and annual outputs. The review assessed that the allocation of resources in the MPRS is more comprehensive than in the budget. It analyzes the central policy, which is implemented through the government budget and also reviews the macroeconomic and expenditure frameworks for the MPRS, targets, and implementation of pro-poor activities and recommendations.