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Bank/Fund PRSP latest

Participation in the PRSP was the subject of a Bank workshop in Washington from 3-5 April.

5 April 2001

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“Joke” Malawian PRSP deadline extended

Civil society organisations in Malawi which described the PRSP process there as “a joke” have succeeded in persuading their government to extend the process.

5 April 2001

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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

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Pakistani groups walk out from World Bank “consultation”

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

5 April 2001

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Bolivian development processes

A new paper examines the different development framework processes in Bolivia and how they interrelate.

6 February 2001

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Lack of impact assessments constrains policy choices

Due to a lack of information on impacts associated with adjustment reforms, there is still no discussion of realistic policy choices and trade-offs in Poverty Reduction Strategies, according to an Oxfam International letter sent to the heads of the Bank and Fund in December.

6 February 2001

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New research on African PRSPs

A study for the Strategic Partnership for Africa of eight countries provides a useful summary of experience to date with producing interim PRSPs.

6 February 2001

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Language a barrier in Cambodia PRSP

Insufficient time and a failure to write documents in the national language limited the opportunity for NGO involvement in Cambodia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) process, according to the NGO Forum on Cambodia, which includes local and international NGOs.

6 February 2001

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Local leaders criticise Nicaragua’s PRSP

The IMF has approved Nicaragua’s plans to fight poverty despite criticisms from local leaders.

6 February 2001

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New UK child poverty initiative

UK Chancellor, Gordon Brown, and Clare Short, Secretary of State for International Development, are planning a “Child Poverty Initiative”.

12 December 2000