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Government of the Republic of Macedonia
Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, Interim Version Prepared by the authorities of Macedonia
November 10, 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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  1. Introduction

  2. The Poverty Situation in Macedonia

  3. Key Elements For A Poverty Reduction Strategy
    1. Priority Public Policies For Higher Growth
    2. The Health Care System
    3. Education
    4. The Social Safety Net
    5. The Labor Market
    6. Rural And Regional Development

  4. Development of The Poverty Reduction Strategy
    1. Process Followed for the I-PRSP
    2. Filling the Gaps in Poverty Data and Analysis
    3. Participation in the PRS

Appendix I.  Selected Economic Indicators, 1997–2003

Appendix II.  Policy Matrix, 2000–03

Appendix III.  Participation Plan

Appendix IV.  Selected Interim Monitoring Indicators


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