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Reviewing Some Early Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in Africa

Caroline M Kende-Robb and Alison M Scott

No 01/5, IMF Policy Discussion Papers from International Monetary Fund

Abstract: This paper reviews some early interim and full PRSPs for countries with which the authors worked during 1999-2000 (Uganda, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Mozambique, Mali and The Gambia). The purpose of the review is to compare and contrast how the PRSP process was established there. It finds that rapid progress was made in implementing the initiative in all the countries, increasing commitment to poverty reduction amongst government and donors and encouraging broader participation in the policy dialogue. However, there was considerable variation between the cases, reflecting different local contexts and capacities.

Keywords: Burkina Faso; Africa; Poverty; Mozambique; Mali; Gambia, The; Tanzania; Uganda; PRSP, poverty reduction, poverty analysis, poverty reduction strategy, service delivery, poverty monitoring, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Economywide Country Studies: Africa, Gambia, Tanzania, United Republic of, (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 38
Date: 2001-11-01
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