Republic of Congo : Joint Staff Advisory Note of the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

February 11, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Joint Staff Advisory Note examines Congo’s Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (I-PRSP). The I-PRSP recognizes the lack of recent and good quality data on poverty, and recommends new surveys and studies to improve poverty assessment and analysis. On the basis of the sparsely available data, the I-PRSP estimates that at least 50 percent of the population is poor. The I-PRSP also links the high poverty incidence to a significant decline in per capita output and the deterioration of basic social services.

Series:

Country Report No. 05/40

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 11, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451808575/1934-7685

Stock No:

1COGEA2005003

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

8

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