Revision – A Case Study of an LDC - Malawi L/O: Summarise the Malawian Case Study Revision Style Malawi Originally known as Nyasaland, and ruled by the British from 1891. Joined with North and South Rhodesia to create Central African Federation. It became a republic in 1964. Ruled by Doctor Hastings Banda. Now a multiparty democracy. What do I see..? HDI Rank 164/177 GDP per capita $646 Population living below $2 a day 77% Life expectancy male 40 years Doctors per 100,000 people 2 HIV/AIDS 17% A multiplier effect of problems... 1 million 90,000 1 million. ½ Less than 40 What do these facts and figures relate to? Dense population 115 people per square km. High population growth rate 2.6% each year. 5.7 births per woman. Steps “4” success: 1. 2. 3. 4. Describe and explain the trends on the graph... Playing devils advocate... AIDS is a good thing for Malawi...justify this statement. How can Malawi solve its problems? Classified as a low income country as debts rose to 300% of its income. Eligible under the HIPC scheme but failed to meet conditions under the IMF. Recently £2 billion of debts scrapped. at the end of a public long Now can begin Light to improve service and tunnel?? welfare. Achieving the MDGs.