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Burkina Faso
Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Progress Report July 2000 - June 2001

September 30, 2001

Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) are prepared by member countries in broad consultation with stakeholders and development partners, including the staffs of the World Bank and the IMF. Updated every three years with annual progress reports, they describe the country's macroeconomic, structural, and social policies in support of growth and poverty reduction, as well as associated external financing needs and major sources of financing. This country document is being made available on the IMF website by agreement with the member country as a service to users of the IMF website.

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1. Review of the Context and the Main Principles Underpinning the     Preparation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)

2. Progess in Implementing the PRSP and Difficulties Encountered

    2.1 Accelerating Equity-Based Growth
    2.1.1 Stabilization of the Macroeconomic Framework The Poverty Situation Fiscal Management Efficiency of Government Standing and Equity Improving Competitiveness and Reducing Factor Costs

    2.2 Guaranteeing Access by the Poor to Basic Social Services

      2.2.1 Basic Education and Literacy Basic Education Literacy
      2.2.2 Health

    2.3 Expanding Job Opportunities and Income-Generating Activities       for the Poor

      2.3.1 Reducing the Vulnerability of the Agricultural Sector
      2.3.2 Intensification and Modernization of Agriculture
      2.3.3 Increasing and Diversifying Rural Income
      2.3.4 Opening up Isolated Areas

    2.4 Supporting Producers' Organizations and Collective Infrastructure

    2.5 Promoting Good Governance
      2.5.1 Good Democratic Governance
      2.5.2 Good Economic Governance
      2.5.3 Good Local Governance

3. Monitoring Poverty

    3.1 Improving the PRSP Preparation Process

      3.1.1 Publicizing/Disseminating the PRSP
      3.1.2 The PRSP Review Process

    3.2 Producing and Disseminating Economic Information

4. Outlook

    4.1 Updating the Strategy

      4.1.1 Objective 1
      4.1.2 Objective 2
      4.1.3 Objective 3
      4.1.4 Objective 4

    4.2 Review of the Program of Priority Actions
    4.3 Identification of Indicators to Monitor Results and Impact

Box 1: Key MTEF Targets
Box 2: Survey of the Decentralized Services of the Ministry of Basic Education and Literacy (MEBA)
Box 3: Survey of Decentralized Services of the Ministry of Health


Table 1: Education Monitoring Indicators (of percent)
Table 2: Construction of Educational Infrastructure for 2000
Table 3: Construction of Health Infrastructure in 2000
Table 4: Health Monitoring Indicators
Table 5: Targets for the Supply of Drinking Water
Table 6: Monitoring Indicators


Annex 1: Indicative Timetable of PRSP Review Activities
Annex 2: PRSP - Execution of the Program of Priority Actions

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