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Bank not living up to promises to dialogue

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.

17 January 2002

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Divergent views on PRSP progress

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.

17 January 2002

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Link budget to PRSP

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.

1 January 2002

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PRSP monitoring unit established

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has set up a PRSP Monitoring and Synthesis Project.

1 January 2002

Accountability

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Poverty reduction progress assessed

In September around 400 people gathered in Senegal to discuss Poverty Reduction Strategies.

2 November 2001

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Ghana PRS has “potential”

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.

2 November 2001

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New Bank report sets out trade agenda

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.

2 November 2001

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Malawian PRSP concerns

The Malawian Economic Justice Network released a statement in early September.

2 November 2001

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PRSPs “exclude environment”

Friends of the Earth has produced a paper arguing that the Poverty Reduction Strategy process has overlooked environmental concerns.

2 November 2001

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New official review of PRSPs

The World Bank and the IMF are inviting public participation in reviews of the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) process.

10 September 2001