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.
According to MGDS-II, certain major factors such as Malawi's vulnerability to external shocks, inadequate policy response, and weak implementation capacity have hindered growth and development of the economy. The political risks resulting from the upcoming 2014 tripartite elections have also been cited as a major issue. The report suggests that the government should look into the issues of corruption. IMF staffs has put forth certain guidelines that need to be followed when the first Annual Progress Report is prepared.