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 Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility: Issues and Options
February 14, 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

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 Strategy Paper (PRSP) Approach: Early Experience with Interim PRSPs and Full PRSPs

Prepared by the Staffs of the IMF and World Bank

Approved by Masood Ahmed and Gobind Nankani

March 26, 2002

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Contents


List of Acronyms

  1. Introduction

  2. Experience in Implementing the PRSP Approach
    1. Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (I-PRSPs)
         Taking stock of the I-PRSP experience
         Prospective I-PRSPs
         PRSP Preparation Status Reports
    2. Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs)
         Overview
         Participatory process
         Poverty diagnostics, targets, indicators, and monitoring
         Priority public actions
    3. Donor Alignment
    4. Conflict-Affected Countries
    5. Knowledge and Capacity Constraints
    6. Implementation and Updating of PRSPs

  3. Concluding Note

Text Boxes

  1. Good Practices in I-PRSPs: Poverty Analysis and Policy Frameworks
  2. Good Practices in I-PRSPs: Participatory Plans and Institutional Arrangements
  3. PRSP Institutional Arrangements: Mauritania, Honduras, and Niger
  4. Linkages Between PRSPs and Governmental Decision-Making Processes: Mozambique and Uganda
  5. Parliaments and the PRSP Process
  6. Civil Society Influencing Strategy Priorities: Mauritania
  7. Institutionalizing Participation: Bolivia
  8. Poverty and Social Impact Analysis: Tools and Emerging Experience
  9. Localizing the Millennium Development Goals: Vietnam
  10. Simulating and Costing Education Targets: Guinea
  11. Monitoring and Evaluation: A New Approach in Bolivia
  12. Specificity: Examples of Good Practice
  13. Strategic Pro-Poor Growth Orientation: Honduras
  14. Presentation of Budgets in PRSPs: Mozambique
  15. Improving Governance as a Key Objective: Burkina Faso
  16. Linking the PRSP to Public Spending: Albania's GPRS
  17. Progress on Public Expenditure Management: Uganda
  18. Policy Commitments on Judicial and Legal Reform: Mozambique
  19. Environment in PRSPs and Emerging Good Practice
  20. Example of Policy Actions in Education: Nicaragua's PRSP
  21. Trade Policy in PRSPs: Honduras and Mozambique
  22. Results of SPA Survey of Donor Engagement with National PRSP Processes
  23. Donor Concerns About Programmatic Lending
  24. Aligning the Bank's Country Assistance Strategy with Uganda's PRSP
  25. The PRSP for Burkina Faso
  26. Promising PRSP Approaches in a Conflict-Affected Country: Rwanda
  27. The Attacking Poverty Program

Figures

  1. Poverty-Related Spending in Seven PRSP Countries
  2. Education and Health Spending in PRSP Countries
  3. Annual Change in Real Per Capita Education and Health Spending in PRSP Countries

Table

  1. Completed I-PRSPs, Preparation Status Reports, Full PRSPs and PRSP Progress Reports by Region

References

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