The Economics Association of Malawi in partnership with several of its corporate members, holds a three-day Annual Economic Conference each November to present papers inline with the conference’s theme.

Next Conference
Agricultural transformation and value Chain development for sustainable economic development

Since 2012, ECAMA has been organising annual conferences targeting high-level representatives from the private and public sector, civil society organisation and development partners. The annual conference aims at encouraging open, proactive debate and policy dialogue on pertinent economic issues in Malawi so as to inform policy formulation and influence the development agenda of the country. The annual conferences have attracted numerous high-level policymakers, including sitting Presidents of Joyce Banda and Peter Mutharika. There is no doubt as to the value of a high-level policy dialogue platform provided by the ECAMA annual conference as the conference communiques are highly regarded in policy circles.

conference presentations

Guest of Honour Presentation
Dalitso Kabambe, PhD - Reserve Bank of Malawi Governor
Research Agenda For Malawi
National Planning Commission
Population Growth and Inequality in Malawi
Winford Masanjala, PhD - University of Malawi
Population Growth Spatial Planning and Building Resilience
Mercy Betty Dube - Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban Development
Rapid Population Growth, Impact on Provision of Social Services
Dalitso Kabambe, PhD - Reserve Bank of Malawi Governor
Taking Advantage of the Youthful Population to harness DD
Nyovani Madise - African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)
Structured Markets in Malawi
Bob Baulch - IFPRI Malawi
Breaking Away: Can ECF Turn Malawi’s Economic Fortune?
Jack Ree, Malawi Resident Representative - IMF
Investment Energy Options
Clement Kumbemba - Malawi Investment and Trade Centre
SDGs Audit of Malawi’s  National Budget
Alka Bhatia, Economics Advisor - UNDP
Capital Market and Long-term Development Financing
John Robson Kamanga, CEO - Malawi Stock Exchange
Risk Assessment
Financial Intelligence Authority
Switching Gears; SSA's Regional Economic Outlook and Malawi
Jack Ree, Malawi Resident Representative - IMF
The Role of Geography and Institutions in Transformation
Winford Masanjala, PhD - University of Malawi
Reflections and Thoughts on Development Planning in Malawi
Ephraim W. Chirwa - Wadonda Consult Limited
Malawi Investment Climate Assessment; A Review of Challenges Face by the Private Sector
Efrem Chilima, Senior Private Sector Specialist - World Bank
Malawi Growth Development Strategies III Presentation
Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development