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Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP)

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

Debt Relief Initiative and the IMF



Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers—Detailed Analysis of Progress in Implementation

Prepared by the Staffs of the IMF and the World Bank

Approved by Timothy F. Geithner and Gobind Nankani

September 15, 2003

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Contents

I.  

Introduction

II.  

Present Status

III.  

Recent Country Experience in Implementation

A.

Broad Government Ownership

B.

Participatory Processes

C.

PRSP Goals and the Millennium Development Goals

D.

Poverty and Social Impact Analysis

E.

Priority Public Actions

Macroeconomic Policy Frameworks and Growth

The Design and Implementation of Pro-Poor Growth Policies

Poverty Reducing Spending

Public Expenditure Management

F.

Results Indicators

G.

Monitoring

H.

Donor Alignment and Harmonization

I. 

Country Reporting on Implementation

IV.  

Key Issues for The Fund and the Bank

A.

Common Issues

Prioritization and Focus in PRSPs

Facilitating PSIA

B.

Macroeconomic Dialogue and Fund Engagement in the Participatory Process

C.

World Bank Alignment

D.

Operational and Procedural Issues

V.  

Conclusion

Tables

1.  

Countries with Full PRSPs

2.  

PRSP Targets Versus Historical Trends

3.  

Improvements in the Business Climate: Reducing the Time and Costs of Registering a Business for Selected Early PRSPs

4.  

Use of MDG Indicators as PRSP Indicators

Boxes

1.  

Incorporating Private Sector Views in the Ethiopian PRSP

2.  

PSIA of PRSP Reform Programs: the Case of Vietnam

3.  

Multi-sector Macroeconomic Model in Cameroon

4.  

Treatment and Analysis of Trade in Recent PRSPs

5.  

Measures to Improve the Investment Climate in PRSPs

6.  

Is Gender Mainstreamed in PRSPs?

7.  

Progress in Implementing MTEFs

8.  

Poverty Assessments and Their Links to PRSPs Preparation and Monitoring: Kyrgyz Republic and Nicaragua

9.  

The World Bank's Analytical Work Program on Pro-Poor Growth

10.  

Learning in PRSCs: the Case of Burkina Faso

Figures

1.  

Poverty-reducing Spending in Countries with Full PRSPs (percent of GDP and percent of total government expenditure)

2.  

Poverty-reducing Spending in Early and Recent PRSP Countries (percent of GDP)

3.  

Total Measures Fully Implemented or Initiated by Country

4.  

Planned Lending Programs in CASs Supporting PRSPs

Annexes

I  

Annex Table I. Completed I-PRSPs, Preparation Status Reports, Full PRSPs and PRSP Progress Reports

II  

Annex Table II. CASs Prepared in Support of PRSPs

III  

Bibliography

IV  

Other Background Material

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