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The Republic of Malawi
Interim Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy Paper—A Road Map

Prepared by the Republic of Malawi
August, 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

  Government Commitment to Poverty Reduction
  Structure of the Paper

Part One: Economic Performance and Reforms since 1980
  Economic Performance: Output, Inflation and Monetary Developments
  Structural Reforms
    Response to Policy Reforms

Part Two: The Poverty Situation in Malawi
  Current Initiatives on Poverty Reduction
  Evaluation of Deficiencies in Past Poverty Alleviation Efforts
  Poverty Data

Part Three: Analysis of Poverty Reduction and Growth Options
    Options for Growth and Poverty Reduction
  Super-Sectoral Analysis
  The Social Sectors
  Sustainable Economic Growth
    Natural Resources and Environment
    Private Sector Development
    Economic Diversification Including Mining and Tourism
    Decentralisation and Poverty reduction

Part Four: Road Map for the Preparation of the PRSP
    Poverty Profile
    Overall Aims
    Specific Sectoral Strategies
    Strategies for Poverty Reduction and Growth
    Strategic Priorities for Poverty Reduction and Growth
    Institutional Framework
    Formulation Process for the Poverty Reduction and
      Growth Strategy Paper
  Time Table for the Preparation of the PRSP
  Time Table for Completing the PRSP

Annex I: IPRSP Matrix

Annex II: PRSP Process Proposal

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