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Interim Poverty Reduction
Strategy Paper (I-PRSP)

Prepared by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
July 7, 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. The Nature and Extent of Poverty in Zambia

  3. Government's Poverty Reduction Strategies

  4. The Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)

  5. Preparation of the PRSP for Zambia

  6. Managing the Preparation of the PRSP in Zambia
    1. PRSP Management Structure
    2. The Process of Preparing the PRSP
  1. PRSP Implementation Schedule
  2. Selected Economic and Social Indicators
  3. Zambia: Structural Policy Matrix, 2000-2002
  4. Incidence of Poverty in 1996 and 1998 by Rural/Urban, and Province
  5. Percent Change in Poverty Between 1996 and 1998
  6. Selected Macroeconomic Indicators, 1999 -2002
  7. PRSP Roadmap of Participatory Activities

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