Bolivia is the first country to have produced an Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), which has qualified it for the enhanced HIPC Initiative debt relief.
African heads warn against new conditionality
African heads of state met in Libreville, Gabon in January to discuss the economic agenda for Africa in the new millennium.
IMF takes on poverty mandate
Important changes to the IMF’s remit in the poorest countries were announced at the IMF-WB Annual Meetings in September.
New participation study
The Institute of Developoment Studies is reviewing participatory approaches to formulating and monitoring poverty reduction strategies.