2005 Review of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Approach:
Balancing Accountabilities and Scaling Up Results

Prepared by the Staffs of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank

September 19, 2005

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Prologue—PRSP A to Z

Executive Summary

  1. Introduction
    1. Overview
    2. 2005 PRS Review
    3. Development Challenges in Low-Income Countries
  2. Balancing Accountabilities
    1. Overview
    2. Domestic Accountability
    3. External Aspects of Accountability
    4. Balancing The Accountability Framework
  3. Scaling Up Results
    1. Overview
    2. Analytical Foundations For Scaling Up Results
    3. Supporting Ambitious Development Plans
  4. Summary Of Findings And Good Practices
    1. Overview
    2. Five Themes
    3. Sustaining Support for Country-Based Development Efforts

1. Changes to Selected Human Development Indicators
2. Poverty-Reducing Expenditure
3. Progress in Enhancing Specificity—Tanzania

1. GDP Growth Rates 1990-2003
2. GDP Per Capita Growth Rates 1990-2003
3. CPIA Scores (1999)
4. Changes in CPIA Scores (1999 to 2004)
5. CPIA Scores (2004)
6. Changes to Key Public Sector Management CPIA Scores (1999-2004)
7. Key Public Sector Management CPIA Scores (1999 and 2004)
8. Governance Indicators (2004) by Country Group
9. Variations in Governance Indicators for IDA Countries (2004)
10. Are PRS Development Goals Linked to Specific Targets?
11. Result-Focused Monitoring Systems
12. Statistical Capacity Scores in IDA Countries, 2005
13. Stakeholder Access to Development Information
14. Developing Coordinated Country-Level Monitoring Systems
15. Use of Country Systems
16. Availability of Household Surveys to Measure Poverty
17. World Bank Economic and Sector Reports (FY 2000-2005)

1. PRS Core Principles
2. Experiences in Customizing Health Targets to Country Circumstances
3. Linking Objectives, Strategies and Indicators—Pakistan Environment
4. Linking Objectives, Strategies and Indicators—Kenya Roads
5. Clarifying and Agreeing on PRS Priorities—Armenia
6. An Emerging Education Sector MTEF—Vietnam
7. A Gradual Approach to MTEF Reform—Rwanda
8. Strategies for Strengthening Demand for Monitoring Systems
9. Institutionalizing Participation in PRS Formulation—Tanzania
10. Institutionalizing Participation in Monitoring Systems
11. Reaching Vulnerable Groups—Montenegro
12. Mainstreaming Gender in the PRS—Bangladesh
13. Conflict-Sensitive Participatory Process—Bosnia and Herzegovina
14. The International Aid Harmonization Agenda
15. The 2004 SPA and DAC Surveys of Harmonization and Alignment
16. Bank/Fund Experience with Harmonization and Alignment
17. Innovative Support for Poverty Analysis
18. Linking PSIA with PRSPs: Examples from Selected Countries
19. Enhancing the Pro-Poor Focus of Policies/Identifying Reform Options
20. Binding Constraints to Economic Growth
21. Connecting Poor People to Economic Growth
22. Incorporating DTIS Recommendations—Cambodia
23. Indicative Classification of Absorptive Constraints
24. Public Expenditure and Financial Management Capacity Building
25. Reaching the MDGs: Findings from MAMS Simulations—Ethiopia

1. PRS Status By Country
2. Summary Of PRS Implementation Progress Reports
3. References