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December 4, 2000

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Poverty Reduction And Economic Growth Program of Georgia Interim Document
Government of Georgia's Statement
November 2000

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
Chapter I
  1. Definition of Poverty in Georgia
    1.1. Description of Poverty Rate
    1.2. Social Sector
    1.3. Development of Human Resources and Human Development Index
    1.4. Infrastructure
    a) Link between the Infrastructure and the Poverty
    b) Energy Sector
    c) Transport
    d) Communications
    e) Water Supply and Sanitary
    f) Industrial Sector
    1.5.) Current Situation in Agriculture Sector
    1.6.) Current Situation in Environmental Protection
Chapter II
  2. Poverty, Macroeconomic Situation, Structural Reform Policies and Investment Environment
    2.1. Macroeconomic Situation
    2.2. Structural Reform Policies
    a) Social Investment Fund of Georgia
    b) Municipal Development and Decentralization
    2.3. Promotion and Support for Attracting Investments
Chapter III
  3. Main Strategic Directions of Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth Program in Georgia
    3.1. Main Directions in Social Sector
    3.2. Main Directions of Fiscal Policy
    3.3. Main Directions of Monetary Policy
    3.4. Main Directions of Infrastructure Development
    3.5. Main Directions of Agriculture Sector and Environment Protection
    a) Development of Agricultural and Food Sector
    b) Land Management
    c) Protection of Environment and Natural Resources
    d) Development of Forestry
    3.6. Governance, Public Administration Reform and Fight Against
Chapter IV
  4. Participatory Process, Communications Strategy and the Timetable for Drafting the Final Document of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth Program in Georgia
    4.1. Participatory Process
    4.2. Communications Strategy for the Poverty Reduction and
          Economic Growth Program
    4.3. Institutional Organization
    4.4. Timetable for Drafting the Final Document of the Poverty
          Reduction and Economic Growth Program in Georgia
  5. Monitoring System of the Program and Its Indicators
  6. Government's Statement
  Annex 1: Macroeconomic Indicators for 1997-2003
  Annex 2: Dynamics of Absolute and Relative Indicators of Poverty for
  Annex 3: Indicators of the Population's Income in 1995-1999
  Annex 4: State Budget Expenditures in 1997-2000
  Annex 5: Matrix of Social and Economic Policy of the PREGP

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