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Moldova — Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Prepared by the Moldovan authorities

April 21, 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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Table of Contents

I. Introduction

II. Characteristics of Poverty in Moldova

    A. Causes of Poverty, Data Sources and International Comparisons
    B. Characteristics of the Poor in Moldova
    C. Poverty and Inequality Dynamics
    D. Urban and Rural Poverty
    E. Further Work

III. Three Pillars of a Poverty Reduction Strategy

    A. Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth
      Privatisation and enterprise restructuring
      Rural development
      Public sector reform strategy
      Anti-corruption strategy
    B. Human Development
    C. Social Protection
      Targeted assistance
      Pension reform
      Unemployment and labour market policies
      Child poverty alleviation

IV. Institutional Mechanisms for the PRSP

    A. Institutional Arrangements
    B. Measures to Strengthen Public Expenditure Management

V. Participatory Process and Timetable for the PRSP

VI. Monitoring Indicators

    1. Three-year Macroeconomic Framework
    2. Monitoring Indicators
    3. The Plan for Developing Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper(PRSP) April 2002-03

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