Malawi Investment Climate

Protecting Investors

The indicators below, taken from the World Bank’s 2016 Doing Business report, assess various dimensions of investor protection. The indices vary between 0 and 10, with higher values indicating better investor protection.

Indicator Malawi Sub-Saharan Africa OECD
Extent of disclosure index (0-10) 4.0 5.4 6.4
Extent of director liability index (0-10) 7.0 3.6 5.4
Ease of shareholder suits index (0-10) 6.0 5.7 7.2
Extent of conflict of interest resolution index (0-10) 5.0 4.8 6.4
Extent of shareholder rights index (0-10) 6.0 5.4 7.3
Strength of governance structure index (0-10) 3.7 4.1 6.4
Extent of corporate transparency index (0-10) 3.0 2.9 6.4
Extent of shareholder governance index (0-10) 3.7 4.1 6.4
Strength of minority investor protection index (0-10) 4.7 4.5 6.4
Source: World Bank, 2016.

For a full description of each index and a breakdown of component scores, please visit the World Bank. More information on Malawi’s regulatory framework for investors is available from the Malawi Stock Exchange and Reserve Bank of Malawi.