The budget in Zambia should be linked to poverty reduction priorities, urged the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCPJ) in a statement submitted to the government in October 2001. CCJP recommends that the 2002 budget be guided by the fundamentals underpinning the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper. “The PRSP should not be seen as a stand-alone document but an integral part of the budget,” the statement says. It calls for mid-term budget reviews at the provincial and district levels, involving civil society and other stakeholders outside the government.
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