Malawi: Population and Development (RAPID Booklet)
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This booklet aims to raise awareness about the impact of rapid population growth on Malawi's development. It includes projections of population growth from 2008 to 2040 based on two hypothetical population scenarios. One scenario assumes that women in Malawi continue to have six children on average during their lifetime, while the other scenario assumes a gradual decline in fertility to three children per woman. Both scenarios take into account the effect of AIDS-related deaths. The first scenario with continued high fertility shows the population growing from about 13 million people in 2008 to 41 million people in 2040. By contrast, the second scenario with lower fertility shows an increase from about 13 million people to 31 million. By 2040, Malawi would have nearly 10 million fewer people if women were to have three children instead of six.
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|Keywords:||Contraceptive Security, Unmet Need, Strategic Planning, RAPID|