Assessing Infrastructure Constraints on Business Activity in Blantyre, Malawi

Raheem, Zaki

This study shows that the cost and inefficiency of transporting goods internationally is the greatest infrastructure constraint on business activity in Blantyre. As a landlocked country, Malawi faces high transport costs that are a serious impediment to trade. Thus, there is great need to reduce the price and time it takes to transport goods to, from and within Malawi to ensure that the country's main industries (a majority of which have branches or are headquartered in Blantyre) can compete internationally.

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Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment
Millennium Cities Initiative
Millennium Cities Initiative and Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment
MCI and VCC Working Paper Series on Investment in the Millennium Cities, 08/2009
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May 5, 2010