Karonga Community Capacity and Vulnerability Analysis
Karonga Community Capacity and Vulnerability Analysis: methodological guidance notes. Malawi has only about 20% of the national population living in settlements defined as urban. As a country reliant on farming (80% of national revenues), development policy has consistently been rural oriented and attempts have been made to contain urban development due to urban challenges such as increasing informality. Malawi remains one of the most rapidly urbanising nations. Urban growth rates of above 4% have been recorded since the 1980s. Some of the highest growth rates are recorded in small cities such as Karonga. Although the World Bank has reservations on the rapid growth figure, projections show that the national urban population will rise to about 50 per cent by 2050.
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