Human Development Report 2005
Reversing HIV/AIDS in Malawi
The Malawi Human Development Report 2005 is intended to contribute to the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy, and to the definition and realization of Malawi’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Underlying the report is the assumption that unless HIV and AIDS is placed at the center of national planning processes, Malawi’s chances of stimulating economic growth, reducing poverty and promoting human development are dramatically reduced. The report analyses current human development conditions in Malawi in light of HIV and AIDS. Assessing a nation’s level of human development represents an attempt to measure the standard of living and well-being of its people – effectively their ability to lead lives that are economically productive, personally fulfilling and that benefit community and the nation as a whole.