Spring Meetings 2002: Documents related to the IMFC Meeting

News Brief: IMF Executive Board Completes Reviews of Poverty Reduction Efforts in Poor Countries
March 15, 2002

Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Reviews the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF)
March 15, 2002

Review of the Key Features of the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility--Staff Analyses
March 15, 2002

Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Reviews the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) Approach
March 15, 2002

Review of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) Approach: Main Findings
March 15, 2002

Review of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) Approach: Early Experience with Interim PRSPs and Full PRSPs
March 26, 2002

Background Information to the Joint IMF/World Bank Review of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Approach
March 26, 2002

The IMF's Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF)

Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP)

IMF/World Bank Comprehensive Review of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP) Approach

Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers -- Progress in Implementation
September 14, 2001

Memorandum to Members of the International Monetary and Financial Committee and Members of the Development Committee on Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative and Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers
September 7, 2000

Key Features of IMF Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) Supported Programs
September 7, 2000

See also:
Debt Relief under the HIPC Initiative



Review of the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility: Issues and Options

Prepared by the Policy Development and Review and Fiscal Affairs Departments

Approved by Teresa Ter-Minassian and Masood Ahmed

February 14, 2002

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Contents


  1. Background to the Review

  2. Overview of the Paper

  3. Implementation of the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility: Key Features In Program Design
    1. Are PRGF-Supported Programs More Pro-Poor and More Pro-Growth?
    2. Has Country Ownership of PRGF-Supported Programs Increased?
    3. Has the Fund's Role Become More Focused?
    4. Promoting Capacity-Building

  4. Architecture of the PRGF

  5. Issues for Discussion

Figures

1. Composition of Structural Conditionality

Boxes

1. Evolution from ESAF to the PRGF
2. Key Features of PRGF-Supported Programs
3. Publication of PRSP and PRGF-Related Documents
4. Post-Program Monitoring

Appendix

Views from the Other Side of the Table-Assessment of Key Features by Authorities in Countries with PRGF Arrangements

Appendix Box 5. Authorities' Responses to Questionnaire on Key Aspects of PRGF-Supported Programs 24

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