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 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: 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 Strategy Paper (PRSP) Approach: Main Findings

Prepared by the Staffs of the IMF and World Bank

Approved by Masood Ahmed and Gobind Nankani

March 15, 2002

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Contents


  1. Introduction

  2. How the Joint Staff Review was Conducted

  3. Main Messages

  4. PRSP Design and Implementation: Key Findings
    1. Interim PRSPs
    2. PRSP Participatory Processes
    3. Conflict-Affected Countries
    4. Improving Poverty Diagnostics, Targets and Indicators,and Monitoring and Evaluation
    5. Clarifying Priority Public Actions
    6. Public Expenditure Management
    7. Improving the Integration of PRSPs into Other Decision-Making Processes
    8. Improving Donor Alignment and Harmonization
    9. Balance Between Speed and Quality for HIPCs
    10. Future Monitoring

  5. Priorities for Knowledge and Capacity Building in Low-Income Countries

  6. Issues for Discussion
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