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Republic of Niger
Fraternity - Labor - Progress

Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Prepared by the Niger Authorities
October 6, 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

I. The Government's Commitment To Poverty Reduction Strategies 8
II. Description Of Poverty
  2.1 Niger at a glance
  2.2 Understanding poverty; breadth of poverty
  2.2.1 Monetary poverty
  2.2.2 Determinants of poverty
  2.2.3 Vulnerability
  2.2.4 Education
  2.2.5 Health
  2.2.6 Fertility
  2.2.7 Sexually transmitted diseases
  2.2.8 Access to drinking water
  2.2.9 Sewerage
  2.3 Poverty monitoring
III. Current Poverty Reduction Strategy
  3.1 A recapitulation of objectives
  3.2 Strategies
  3.3 Priorities identified by village-level communities
  3.4 Achieved results
IV. Medium-Term Macroeconomic And Economic Framework For 2000 - 2004
  4.1 Macroeconomic and financial policy directions
  4.2 Macroeconomic and financial objectives
  4.3 Macroeconomic strategies
  4.3.1 Sources of growth
  4.3.2 Investment policies
  4.3.3 Fiscal policy
  4.3.4 Monetary and credit policy
  4.3.5 Trade policy
  4.4 Regional integration
V. Sectoral Policies And Reforms
  5.1 Rural sectoral policy
  5.1.1 Objectives
  5.1.2 Strategies and actions
  5.1.3 Results
  5.2 Education policy
  5.2.1 Objectives of the sector
  5.2.2 Strategies
  5.2.3 Achieved results
  5.3 Health policy
  5.3.1 Objectives
  5.3.2 Strategies
  5.3.3 Results
  5.4 Transportation and infrastructure policy
  5.4.1 Objectives
  5.4.2 Strategies
  5.4.3 Results
  5.5 Promotion of the private sector
  5.5.1 Objectives
  5.5.2 Strategies
  5.5.3 Results
VI. Allocation Of Social Expenditure And Impact Of The Hipc Initiative
  6.1 Impact of debt relief on poverty reduction: accelerated scenario
VII. Good Governance, Decentralization
  7.1 Good governance
  7.1.1 Objectives
  7.1.2 Strategies
  7.1.3 Achieved and expected results
  7.2 Decentralization
  7.2.1 Objectives
  7.2.2 Strategies
  7.2.3 Achieved and expected results
VIII. Monitoring And Evaluation Arrangements And Support Of Decision - Making
  8.1 Context
  8.2 Objective
  8.3 Strategy and activities
  8.4 Decision-making assistance
IX. Capacity Building For Drawing Up And Monitoring The Prsp
X. The Participatory Process In Drawing Up The Final Prsp
  10.1 Context
  10.2 Constraints associated with the participatory process initiated
  10.3 Future activities and support requirements
XI. Stages Of And Timetable For Final Prsp Preparation
  Participatory Framework for Drawing Up the Framework Program to Combat Poverty
  Matrix of Macroeconomic Policies and Sectoral Reform Policies
  Poverty and Social Development Indicators to be Monitored
  Financing Requirements for the PRSP
  Planning of Future Steps in the Finalization of the Strategic Framework
  Selected Economic and Financial Indicators, 1997-2003
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