PRSP

Social services

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Tanzanian user-fees concern

In 2000 the US Congress passed a law requiring the government to oppose loans that includes user fees for basic health or education services.

10 September 2001

Conditionality

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Pakistanis walk out from WB “consultation”

NGOs, CBOs and academics walked out from the World Bank’s so-called “public consultation” on its Country Assistance Strategy on May 17th.

18 June 2001

Conditionality

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Analysing poverty impacts

At their Spring Meetings the IMF and World Bank outlined plans to carry out social impact analyses when designing macroeconomic and structural reforms.

18 June 2001

Conditionality

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New adjustment credit guidelines revealed

Impact assessments and participatory monitoring and evaluation processes will be key features of the World Bank’s new Poverty Reduction Support Credit (PRSC) according to guidelines.

18 June 2001

Conditionality

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PRSPs just PR say civil society groups

Two new civil society statements have concluded that the PRSP process is simply delivering repackaged structural adjustment programmes (SAPs).

18 June 2001

Social services

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PRSPs still promote privatisation

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.

18 June 2001

Conditionality

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Bolivian civil society sidelined in PRSP process

About seventy civil society organisations in Bolivia have signed a statement detailing concerns with the consultation and drafting process for the country’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper.

18 June 2001

Conditionality

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Slimmer IMF but fatter Bank

The IMF’s efforts to streamline itself are likely to make little difference to countries implementing Bank and IMF programmes.

18 June 2001

Conditionality

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Malawian NGOs recommend PRSP improvements

Following a successful bid to extend the PRSP process in Malawi, the Malawi Economic Justice Network has appraised the process with a view to informing and improving the next stages.

18 June 2001

Conditionality

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Nicaraguan mayors call for consultation

Local government leaders in the Leon Norte area of Nicaragua have written to the World Bank to express their “deep concern about the development of the PRSP consultation in Nicaragua”

5 April 2001