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Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Prepared by the Republic of Madagascar
November 20, 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

    Economic and Social Background
    Pursuit and Improvement of the Current Actions.
    Participatory Process and Organisational Provisions

  1. Characteristics of Poverty
    Assessment of Economic Performances
        Debt situation
    Poverty Analysis
    Monetary Poverty Analysis
    Aspect of Poverty in the Education Sector
    Aspect of Poverty in the Health Sector
    Access to Drinking Water and other Welfare Services
    Human Development Index
    Cultivation Conditions and Environment Degradation

  2. Strategies for Poverty Reduction
    Overall Objectives
        Economic Objectives: Challenges in Growth and Investment
        Life Quality Objectives
    Strategy Axis
        Axis No 1: To improve the economic performances with the
          participation of the poor
        Axis No 2: To develop the basic essential services (education,
          health, and drinking water...) and to widen the security nets to
          benefit the most layers of the population
        Axis No 3: to implement an institutional framework favourable to
          economic and poverty reduction, and to build capacity in order
          to improve the governance the relations between the
          administration and administered

  3. Strategy Implementation
    Programmes Helping Reach the Objectives of Strategy Axis No. 1
        Macro-economic Policy
        Increase in the Offer
        Agriculture and Environment
        Economic Infrastructures
        Legal Environment of the Business World and Social Laws
        Trade and Regional Integration
    Programmes Helping Reach the Objectives of Strategy Axis No. 2
        Actions in the Education sector
        Actions in the Health Sector
        Drinking Water and other Welfare Services
        Security Nets
    Institutional Development and Capacity Building
        The Development of Autonomous Province
        Building Capacity of the Essential State Services

  4. Monitoring, Participatory Procedure, and Schedule
    A Deeper Knowledge of Poverty
    The Participatory process
        Principles and Objectives
        The Proceess Time Schedule

  5. Financing Needs and Absorption Capacity
    Schedule for the Use of IHIPC Resources

    Appendix 1. Economic and Financial Indicators 1999–2003
    Appendix 2. Main Monitoring Indicators
    Appendix 3. Matrix of Measures for Improving the Implementation
      of Expenditures
    Appendix 4. Social Programmes and Indicators: Education Sector
    Appendix 5. Health Sector Plan of Action (nutrition, population
      and youth)
    Appendix 6. Table of Orientations, Strategic Axes and Rural
      Development Programmes
    Appendix 7. Synthesis of the Main Participatory Consultations
    Appendix 8. Poverty Assessment and Monitoring Plan in the
      Framework of the PRSP: Proposal of the National Institute of
      Statistics (INSTAT)

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