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Côte d'Ivoire
Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

January 2002

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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Statement of the Government's Commitment
Part I. The Poverty Situation and Macroeconomic Framework
1.1. The General Public's Perceptions of Poverty
  1.1.1. Concept and definitions of poverty
  1.1.2. Concept of poverty Economic, institutional, and governance-related causes Demographic and socio-cultural causes Other causes
1.2. Population Poverty Situation and Profile
  1.2.1. Demographic situation
  1.2.2. Profile of poverty in Côte d'Ivoire
1.3. Results of Poverty Reduction Programs (1997-2000)
  1.3.1. Objectives
  1.3.2. Results of the national anti-poverty program Education sector Health and HIV/AIDS Population and contraception Employment and vocation training Basic infrastructure Household amenities Decentralization and community participation Partial conclusions
1.4. Macroeconomic and Fiscal Situation
  1.4.1. Recent developments in the Ivoirien economy
  1.4.2. 2001 Situation and interim program (July-December 2001)
1.5. Profile of Public Debt
  1.5.1. External Debt
  1.5.2. Domestic Debt
1.6. Strengths and Weaknesses of Poverty-Reduction and Growth Policies
  1.6.1. Strengths and assets Significant economic and human potential A favorable climate for agriculture First-rate transport and telecommunications infrastructures and a strong potential in tourism Subregional integration, monetary stability, and inflation control The existence of an anti-poverty program and progress in reforms to promote the private sector
  1.6.2. Constraints and weaknesses Over-reliance on commodities Weak investment The fragility of governance finances Debt overhang The fragility of the financial structure and the limited use of payment instruments The high cost of inputs The insufficiency of national entrepreneurship Strong population growth Rising poverty and growing inequalities The expansion of HIV/AIDS The shortcomings of the statistics system Political stability and security Inadequacy of the government sector and judicial system, and governance problems The weakness of decentralization, land-use management, and the community based participatory approach Inadequate supervision and agricultural services Deteriorating quality of basic social services
Part II. Poverty Reduction Strategies
2.1.  General and specific objectives
2.2. Strategies
  2.2.1. Stabilization of the macroeconomic
  2.2.2. Promotion of the private sector as a growth engine and support for rural development to create wealth and jobs Promotion of the private sector Rural development
  2.2.3. Improving equitable access to and the quality of basic social services
  2.2.4. Decentralization
  2.2.5. Promotion of good governance and capacity building
  2.2.6. Strengthening of security of property and individuals
2.3. Macroeconomic policies
  2.3.1. Economic outlook for 2002-2004
  2.3.2. Economic and financial program in 2002 Budgetary policy Monetary policy and reform of the financial sector Debt strategy and HIPC Initiative
2.4. Sectoral policies
  2.4.1. Productive sectors Primary sector Agriculture subsector Forest subsector Mining and oil subsector Secondary sector Industries Energy Construction and public works Tertiary sector Transportation Trade Telecommunications and new information technologies Tourism and the craft industry
  2.4.2. Social sectors and basic infrastructure Population and development Education and Training Health HIV/AIDS Employment and professional training Housing and living conditions Environment Women and development Child welfare and youth employment policy Social protection and coverage of vulnerable groups


Regional integration and globalization
2.6 Cost and budget framework
Part III. Agenda for the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper and Participatory Process
3.1. Implementation of the institutional framework for overseeing the PRSP Process
3.2. Identification, outreach, and capacity building for partners in process
3.3. Preparation of the interim PRSP
3.4. Preparation and drafting of the final PRSP
  3.4.1. Surveys and studies
  3.4.2. Poverty database and indicators
  3.4.3. Exploitation of results from the regional workshops
  3.4.4. Thematic discussions
  3.4.5. Technical and institutional capacity building
  3.4.6. Participatory approach
  3.4.7. Communication strategy
  3.4.8. Drafting of the final PRSP
  3.4.9. Discussions of the document
  3.4.10. Validation of the final PRSP
  3.4.11. Monitoring and assessment for the preparation of the PRSP
Part IV. Monitoring and Assessment
4.1. Monitoring and assessment
  4.1.1. Quantitative and qualitative monitoring
  4.1.2 Research methods
4.2. Institution framework
  4.2.1. Current institutional framework for supervision and consultation
  4.2.2. Future institutional framework for implementation Role of the various partners in the task of budgeting and programming for activities Role of various partners in program execution Monitoring of policies, strategies, and measures role of the central government Monitoring of indicators Program assessment will take place at several levels Program update
1. Statement of the government
2. Regional characteristics

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