The Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA) Board of Trustees, Executive Members, Secretariat and entire membership, would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of late Professor Ephraim Wadonda Chirwa on his untimely passing.
The Malawi Vision 2020, which is the national long-term development plan for the country, was developed and launched in 1998 to provide a guide towards sustainable national development. With less than 1 year remaining to the expiry of the Malawi Vision 2020, the country needs to take stock of the extent to which the Vision has been met, the challenges encountered, and develop a successor vision that will define inclusive and sustainable development pathways based on solid evidence of what works for Malawi. In light of this, the National Planning Commission (NPC) which has the mandate to craft the medium and long term plans for the country including overseeing their implementation, is collaborating with the Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and University of Malawi (UNIMA) in organizing a research symposium that will provide a platform for sharing well researched evidence of inclusive and sustainable development pathways for the country with the aim of creating wealth for all and by all in the successor Vision.
The Reserve Bank of Malawi has recently revised the policy rate, a development which is following the country's improved macroeconomic conditions. ECAMA has prepared a brief that provides a conspectus of what this development means to the economy.
Following the presentation of the 2018/19 budget statement by the Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development on 18th May 2018, Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA) organised the Budget Analysis workshop on 28th May 2018 at Sunbird Lilongwe Hotel, in Lilongwe.
The 2018 Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA) Annual Economic Conference (AEC) was held on 22nd and 23rd November 2018 at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi under the theme: Current and Emerging Challenges Towards Transformative, Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth in Malawi.
The Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA) with financial support from the Africa Economic Research Consortium (AERC) organized a research dissemination workshop on 11th December 2018 at Capital Hotel in Lilongwe. This seminar was organized to disseminate the findings of a research work undertaken by the association’s members; Ms. Mirriam Matita and Ms.Takondwa Chauma on financial literacy and mobile services in Malawi.