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The Government of Honduras
Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

April 13, 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

  1. Introduction

  2. Diagnostic Assessment
    1. Poverty: A Multidimensional Social Condition
      1. Poverty in Honduras: Magnitude and Trends
      2. Poverty Profile
    2. The Labor Market
      1. Labor Force Absorption and Utilization
      2. Wages
      3. Human Capital
      4. Quality of Jobs
      5. Work Done by Minors, Young People, and Women
      6. The Rural Labor Marke
    3. Effects of Hurricane Mitch on Poverty
    4. Poverty, Population, and the Environment
    5. Poverty and Democratic Participation
    6. The Determinants of Poverty
      1. Income per Capita
      2. Income Distribution
      3. Determinants of Low Economic Growth

  3. Social Spending and Development of Human Capital
    1. Social Spending: Importance and Trends
      1. Recent Trends in Social Spending
      2. Programs Targeting Social Investment
      3. Social Spending on Education and Health
    2. Trends in the Development of Human Capital
      1. Education Sector
      2. Health Sector
      3. Social Security and Welfare
      4. Water and Sanitation
      5. Housing
      6. Rural Sector Development and Assistance Programs

  4. Poverty, Growth, and Macroeconomic Framework
    1. Development of the Private Sector
      1. Savings and Investment Trends
      2. Productivity of Investment
      3. Factors Supporting Investment and Competitiveness
      4. Regional Integration
      5. Microenterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
    2. Macroeconomic Stabilization and Adjustment Measures Adopted in the 1990s
      1. Stabilization Policies and Trends in the Consumer Price Index (CPI)
      2. Structural Adjustment Measures
      3. Modernization of the State and Decentralization
      4. Reference Macroeconomic Framework for PRSP

  5. Strategy
    1. Overall Vision
      1. Targets for 2015
    2. Strategy Guidelines
      1. Balance Between Alleviation and Reduction of Poverty
      2. Targeted Access and Universal Access
      3. Rapid and Sustained Economic Growth
      4. Sustainable Rural Development
      5. Role of Municipalities, Communities, NGOs, and Private Enterprise
      6. Ethnic Groups, Gender, and Age
      7. Sustainability, Transparency, and Monitoring
    3. General Objectives
      1. Alleviation of Poverty and Promotion of Human Development
      2. Revitalization and Acceleration of Economic Growth
      3. Basis for Sustainability


  1. Matrix of Measures of the Poverty Reduction Strategy
  2. Democratic Participation in the Preparation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy in Honduras
  3. Methodology for Measuring Poverty
  4. Monitoring and Evaluation of the Strategy
  5. Macroeconomic Scenario, 1997-2002
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