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About Malawi

Malawi’s population of 13.2 million is predominantly rural with 83 percent of the population living in rural areas.
About Malawi

Malawi country profile- WHO Global Status on Alcohol & Health 2014

The country’s population growth rate is 2.8 percent per annum. The economy has an annual national budget approximately $1.8 billion, a current average annual growth rate of 7 percent, and per capita gross domestic product GDP at $160 and mainly agricultural (35 percent of GDP).  On the Human Poverty Index, Malawi is ranked as number 164 of 177 countries, which makes it the 13th poorest country in the world (UNDP 2007/2008).Approximately 90% of the population live in rural areas (Loeb & Eide 2004).