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Poverty and Social Impact Analysis by the IMF: Review of Methodology and Selected Evidence

Author/Editor: Gillingham, Robert
Published: March 17, 2008
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Summary: The Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) is used by the IMF to provide support for countries’ implementation of their poverty reduction and growth strategies. A key requirement in the design of PRGF programs is understanding the effects of reform program measures on vulnerable groups—particularly the poor—and how to devise measures to mitigate any negative effects. Poverty and social impact analysis (PSIA) is a critical instrument for pursuing this goal. The IMF has therefore established a small group of staff economists to facilitate the integration of PSIA into PRGF-supported programs. In this book, the group’s members review analytical techniques used in PSIA as well as several important topics to which PSIA can make valuable contributions. These reviews should prove useful and interesting to readers interested in PSIA in general and the IMF’s PSIA efforts in particular.
 
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Subject(s): Social policy | Poverty | Development assistance
 
English  
    Published:   March 17, 2008        
    ISBN/ISSN:   978-1-58906-662-5   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   PSIAEA   Pages:   140
    Price:   US$19.00 (Academic Rate: US$19.00)
       
     
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