AgDevCo in Malawi: A case study of the higher costs – and notable impact – of investing in challenging contexts

Case study State and State Fragility initiative

Firms and investors face high risks and costs when entering and operating in challenging environments, but their investments can provide considerable social and economic benefits. This case study explores how AgDevCo’s investments in Malawi demonstrate these dynamics and motivate the case for public funding to be used to offset the costs of pioneering in difficult settings.