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The Government of Rwanda
Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)

June 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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1 Introduction
  1.1 Priority areas
  1.2 The special context of poverty in Rwanda
  1.3 Rwanda's development strategy
  1.4 How the PRSP has been prepared
2 Characteristics and Analysis of Poverty in Rwanda
  2.1 Poverty in Rwanda: an overview
  2.2 Agricultural productivity and incomes
  2.3 The quality of life and human resources
  2.4 Economic infrastructure
  2.5 Social capital and reconciliation

The Poverty Reduction Strategy: Basic Principles and Priorities

  3.1 Economic growth and poverty reduction
  3.2 Human development
  3.3 Macroeconomic stability
  3.4 The framework of governance and partnership
  3.5 Prioritising Public Actions
4 The Poverty Reduction Strategy: Sectoral Actions
  4.1 Agricultural transformation, and rural development
  4.2 Human resource development and improving the quality of life
  4.3 Economic infrastructure
  4.4 Good Governance
  4.5 Building an enabling environment for private sector development
  4.6 Social capital to support vulnerable groups
  4.7 Cross cutting Issues: technology, gender, environment, imidugudu, HIV/AIDS, employment, capacity-building and inequality
5 The Macroeconomic Framework, Expenditure Management and Sectoral Strategy Process for Poverty Reduction
  5.1 The objectives of macroeconomic policy: macroeconomic stability and incentives for growth
  5.2 The macroeconomic framework
  5.3 Expenditure for poverty reduction
  5.4 Public expenditure management
  5.5 Resource mobilisation and tax policy
  5.6 The Sector Strategy Process
6 Monitoring and Evaluation of Poverty
  6.1 The institutional framework for monitoring poverty
  6.2 Indicators for poverty monitoring
  6.3 Master plan of studies and surveys

Appendix A: Community Action Planning: 'ubudehe mu kurwanya ubukene' 

  Appendix B:  Regional Profile of Poverty
7 Annexes
  7.1 Annex 1: Applying the criteria for public expenditure
  7.2 Annex 2: Tables for Section 2
  7.3 Annex 3: Tables for Section 3
  7.4 Annex 4: Tables for Section 5
  7.5 Annex 5: Key Economic and Financial Indicators
  7.6 Annex 6: Revised list of Priority Programmes for 2002
  7.7 Annex 7: The proposed expenditure programme
  7.8 Annex 8: The Policy Matrix

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