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Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Prepared by the Guinean Government
January 2002

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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I. Introduction
II. Poverty in Guinea
  A. The Concept of Poverty and People's Perceptions of Poverty
  B. The Poverty Profile
      Poverty by Area of Residence
      Poverty by Income Level
      Poverty and Access to Health Care
      Poverty and AIDS
      Poverty and Access to Education
      Poverty by Socioprofessional Category
      Poverty by Gender
  C. Interdependencies Between Different Dimensions of Poverty
  D. Poverty Factors
III. Current Strategic Framework
  A. The Macroeconomic Framework
  B. Medium-term Expenditure Framework (MTEF)
  C. Delegation of Authority and Decentralization
  D. Bolstering the Private Sector
  E. Rural Development
  F. Social and Poverty Reduction Policies
      Education Policy
      Health Policy
      Human Development Initiative (IDH)
      CAS Initiative
IV. Objectives of the Strategy
V. Poverty Reduction Strategy
  A. Boosting Growth
      The Foundation for Growth: Macroeconomic Policies
      Growth Accelerators: Basic Infrastructures
      Support for Growth Sectors
      Natural Resources Management and Environment Protection
  B. Basic Services Development and Equitable Access


      Health and Nutrition
      Combating HIV/AIDS
      Drinking Water
      Rural Electrification Supply
      Social Security
      Gender and Equity
  C. Improving Governance and Institutional and Human Capacity-Building
      Good Governance
      Institutional and Human Capacity-Building
VI. Monitoring and Evaluation of the Strategy
VII. Risks
I. Matrix of Poverty Reduction Strategies and Policies
    Attachment I Growth Acceleration Strategies
    Attachment II Costs of the Strategies
    Attachment III Debt Relief and Allocation of Resources for
   Social Sectors
    Attachment IV Medium-Term Indicators
    Attachment V Timetable for Preparation of the PRSP
II. Governmental Poverty Reduction Policy Statement

Attachment I Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

    Attachment II Education and Health Sector
   Development Strategies
    Attachment III The Participatory Process for Drafting the
   PRSP and the Lessons to be Learned
    Attachment IV The Communications and Culture
   Dimension of the Strategy
1. Administrative Map of Guinea
2. Population Density per Subprefecture in 1996
3. Degree of Poverty per Subprefecture based on 15 Indicators
4. Proportion of Pupils in the Population per Subprefecture in 2000
5. Average Number of Pupils per Classroom and per Prefecture in 2000
6. Average of Number of Pupils per Teacher and per Prefecture in 2000
7. Number of Health Centers per Prefecture in 1999
8. Ratio Population/Health Center per Prefecture in 1999
9. Number of Health Stations per Prefecture in 1999
10. Number of Women in Age to Procreate Assisted by Midwife and per Prefecture in 1999
11. Number of Physicians-Dentists per Prefecture in 1999
12. Percentage of Children Having Taken the First Dose of Poliomyelitis Vaccine per Prefecture in 1999
13. Percentage of Children Having the Third Dose of Poliomyelitis Vaccine per Prefecture in 1999
14. Percentage of Population Having Taken the BCG (Tuberculosis) per Prefecture in 1999
15. Percentage of Children Having Received the First Dose of Diphtheria—Whooping Cough-Tetanus Vaccine per Prefecture in 1999
16. Percentage of Children Having Received the Third Dose of Diphtheria—Whooping Cough-Tetanus per Prefecture in 1999
17. Number of Projects Financed by the World Bank in Various Sectors in 2001


Number of Projects Financed by the UNDP in Various Sectors in 2001
19. Number of Projects Financed by the AFD in Various Sectors in 2001
20. Number of Projects Financed by France in Various Sectors in 2001
21. Number of Projects Financed by Germany in Various Sectors in 2001
22. Number of Projects Financed by Canada in Various Sectors in 2001
23. Number of Projects Financed by Japan in Various Sectors in 2001
24. Number of Projects Financed by the United States (USAID)
1. Obstacles to Private Sector Development
2. Primary Education
3. Microfinancing for the Development of Small Businesses
4. Economic Impact of Military Conflicts in the Subregion
5. Poverty Areas and Actions by Development Partners
1. Contribution to Total Population and to Total Poverty by Socioprofessional Category
2. Regional Differences in Five Dimensions of Poverty
3. Distribution of Medical Personnel Between the Country's Regions
1. Economic and Social Development Indicators: International Comparison
2. Evolution of Development Indicators
3. Poverty Indicators: Regional Variations
4. Gross Scholl Enrollment Ratio by Region and by Gender
5. Coverage of Essential Services
6. Measurable Poverty Reduction Objectives
7. Medium-Term Financial Forecasts (Billions of GF)
8. Forecast HIPC Resources, FY 2001
9. Implementation Plan for Spending from HIPC Financing ( In Thousands of GF)
10. The Major Mining Companies and their Contribution to National Development
11. Key Indicators for Tracking Resource Allocation
12. Objectives for Preschool Education
13. Vaccination Coverage Targets
14. Vaccination Costs
15. Development of Water Supply Points in Rural Areas
16. Development and Maintenance of Rural Transportation Infrastructure
17. Strengthening the Judiciary
18. Sanitation Infrastructures Efforts
19. Availability of School Infrastructure and Teachers, Pupil/Teachers, Pupil/Classroom, and Teacher/Classroom Ratios
20. Gross Enrollment Ratio by Region and Gender
21. Percentage of Repeating Pupils by Grade Over Two Years
22. Percentage of Repeating Pupils by Region and Gender
23. Changes in the Number of Secondary Students from 1990 to1999


Changes in Capacity and the Pupil/Teacher Ratio in Secondary Schools
25. Pupil/Teacher Ratio and Capacity in Some Urban Centers
26. Percentage of Repeater Pupils by Grade
27. Rate of Access to Diplomas

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