Two civil society groups have criticised the World Bank for failing to live up to its promise of working more with communities affected by its policies and operations.
A new report compiled from workshops organised by Jubilee South, Focus on the Global South and other southern civil society groups claims structural adjustment logic and policies essentially remain unchanged in PRSPs.
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.
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has set up a PRSP Monitoring and Synthesis Project.
In September around 400 people gathered in Senegal to discuss Poverty Reduction Strategies.
An assessment of Ghana’s Poverty Reduction Strategy process (GPRS) suggests there is much potential for formulating, in a participatory manner, an effective poverty reduction strategy.
Reshaping the world’s trade system and reducing barriers to trade could accelerate medium-term growth and reduce poverty around the world, concludes Global Economic Prospects and the Developing Countries 2002: Making Trade Work for the World’s Poor.
The Malawian Economic Justice Network released a statement in early September.
Friends of the Earth has produced a paper arguing that the Poverty Reduction Strategy process has overlooked environmental concerns.
The World Bank and the IMF are inviting public participation in reviews of the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) process.