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Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

November 2001

Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (I-PRSPs), prepared by member countries, summarize the current knowledge and assessment of a country's poverty situation, describe the existing poverty reduction strategy, identifies gaps in poverty data, diagnotics, and monitoring capacity, and lay out the process for addressing these gaps and producing a fully developed Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper in a participatory fashion. 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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Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Poverty in Pakistan
2.1  Macroeconomic and Social Vulnerability
Chapter 3. PRSP Dialogue
Chapter 4. Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS)
4.1. Engendering Growth
4.1.1. Stabilization
4.1.2. Enabling investment climate
4.1.3. Infrastructure
4.2. Governance reforms
4.2.1. Devolution of power
4.2.2. Civil services reforms
4.2.3. Access to justice
4.2.4. Fiscal and financial transparency
4.3. Creating Income Generating Opportunities
4.3.1. Asset creation
4.3.2. Improving access to micro credit
4.4. Improving Human Development
4.4.1. Education
4.4.2. Health
4.4.3. Water supply and sanitation
4.4.4. Nutrition
4.4.5. Population planning
4.4.6 Protecting the vulnerable
4.4.7. Environmnet
4.5. Reducing Vulnerability To Shocks
4.5.1. Zakat rehabilitation grant
4.5.2. Food support program
4.5.3. Khushal Pakistan Program
4.5.4. NGOs and civil society
4.5.5. Other social protection mechanisms
Chapter 5. Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanisms
5.1. Monitoring mechanisms
5.2 Evaluation mechanisms
5.3 Capacity building for PRSP
5.4 Roadmap to full PRSP
Epilogue - :I-PRSP Post September 11, 2001
Annex - I: Proposed I-PRSP-Monitoring/Tracking Matrix
Annex - II: Definitions - Output and Outcome Indicators
Annex - III: Pakistan I-PRSP Expenditures, 1999/2000 - 2001/2001
Annex - IV: Pakistan: Matrix of Policy Measures
Annex - V: IPRSP Consolidated Expenditures

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