Archive for: Malawi


This report contributes to the understanding of linkages between population dynamics, climate change, and sustainable development in Malawi, a country that typifies the core population and climate change challenges highlighted above. The report presents analyses of key population and climate change challenges that Malawi is facing, and identifies opportunities for enhancing integrated approaches to address these issues in Malawi based on an assessment of the policy and program landscape. The report is aimed at helping policymakers, donors, and civil society understand the importance of prioritizing population issues and climate change in development planning and resource allocation, and the need for integrated responses to these challenges in order to ensure sustainable development in Malawi.

Year: 2012

Source: PAI | African Institute for Development Policy

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These maps by Population Action International shows how climate change and population dynamics will change the world over time. Country profiles of Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, and Peru are included with maps, graphs, videos, and additional resources on population, gender, and climate change trends. Interactive maps illustrate how climate change impacts, demographic trends, and the need for contraception are likely to affect countries’ abilities to adapt to climate change. The maps also identify 26 population and climate change hotspots. In many countries, a high proportion of women lack access to reproductive health services and contraceptives. Investments in family planning programs in these hotspots could improve health and well-being, slow population growth, and reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts.

Year: 2011

Source: PAI

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The FP-SDGs Model is an evidence-based advocacy tool that projects medium- and long-term effects of three different family planning scenarios, capturing the significant impact that contraceptive use has on SDG achievement. The model can be applied in any country, and allows users to design multiple scenarios to show how investments in family planning, education, and the economy can accelerate progress toward the SDGs. By showcasing the benefits of contraceptive use related to health, society, and the economy, the model provides evidence that supports investments in family planning at national and subnational levels.

Results from country-level applications of the model enable users to:

  • Make the case for family planning financial investments and policy and programmatic improvements
  • Mainstream family planning across development sectors

Year: 2018

Source: Health Policy Plus

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Malawi’s Population Unit in the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, with support from HP+, applied the Family Planning-Sustainable Development Goals Model to simulate the effects of increased investment in family planning on 13 health and non-health Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators by 2050. Results indicate that socioeconomic reforms combined with family planning investments provide the largest benefits. Malawi will be better positioned to achieve the SDGs if decision makers prioritize family planning in policies, programs, and funding across sectors. This brief summarizes model results and offers actions that stakeholders can consider to accelerate progress on family planning and the SDGs.

Year: 2017

Source: Health Policy Plus

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