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Current macroeconomic frameworks, challenges and alternatives for the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)Southern African Regional Poverty Network, 2007This paper discusses policies that have inhibited the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) regions.DocumentOxford Policy Management, 2007Public spending on agriculture is now recognised to be an important means of promoting economic growth and alleviating poverty in rural areas. However, this paper reveals that agricultural spending is not being prioritised within current budgets and, in many cases, is actually falling.Document
A participatory pathbreaker? Experience with poverty reduction strategy papers from four South African countriesNorwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, 2006Has the PRSP (Poverty Reduction Strategy Process) paved the way for a new and more democratic participatory way of governance and policy-making, or was it just an ad hoc gimmick promoted by the donor community? Has it contributed to effective poverty reduction in the rural population?DocumentNew Rules for Global Finance, 2006The popular backlash to the Washington Consensus (an agenda of enforced open market policies) has been witnessed in protest marches and anti-globalisation campaigns for quite some time. This revolutionary mood, the authors argue, has been hijacked by the influencial, articulate voices of Jeffrey Sachs and Thomas Friedman.DocumentDevelopment Policy Review, 2006This article analyses the content of 15 Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers from a growth and poverty reduction perspective. It argues that, contrary to new trends in developed and middle-income countries, their policy frameworks lack the necessary flexibility to deal with external shocks and address macroeconomic volatility appropriately.Document
Civil society's perspective on their involvement in PRSP monitoring: assessing constraints and potentials in NicaraguaAlliance Sud, Swiss Alliance of Development Organisations, 2006Based on perception of civil society representatives in Nicaragua, this study assesses constraints and potentials of civil society involvement in poverty reduction strategy (PRS) monitoring processes in Nicaragua.Document
2005 review of the poverty reduction strategy approach: balancing accountabilities and scaling up resultsInternational Monetary Fund, 2005The PRS (poverty reduction strategy) approach has become widespread over the last five years. This paper presents a review of the PRS approach in the form of an extensive discussion of implementation experience up until 2005.DocumentInternational Labour Organization, 2005The Cameroonian poverty reduction strategy paper (PRSP), approved in 2003, is presented as a document developed in a participatory manner. However, beyond official discourse on participation and consultation with the population in this process, questions still arise as to the consideration of indigenous and tribal peoples' interests and aspirations in this context.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2006This paper addresses the perception that poverty reduction strategy (PRS) processes in Latin America and the Caribbean have not grappled effectively with politics, and have not engaged successfully with political actors and institutions. The authors draw upon evidence from documents and interviews on how this situation has arisen and how it might be confronted.DocumentInternational Labour Organization, 2005Indigenous and tribal peoples represent about 5 per cent of the world's population, but over 15 per cent of the world's poor. The incidence of extreme poverty is higher among them than among other social groups and they generally benefit much less than others from overall declines in poverty.