Social services


PRSPs still promote privatisation

18 June 2001

Analysis of four completed PRSPs and twelve Interim PRSPs by World Development Movement finds that civil society groups are dissatisfied with the extent of public involvement and that IMF and Bank influence is weakening government ownership. It concludes that “the policy content of these strategies does not constitute a major change from the past. This is particularly worrying given the substantial body of evidence showing that structural adjustment programmes did not reduce poverty”. “A critical assessment of the predicted and actual impact of PRSPs on poverty is urgently needed.”

Policies to Roll-back the State and Privatise can be downloaded from WDM‘s website