A Sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies (2 Vol. Set) by Jeni Klugman

By Jeni Klugman

'A Sourcebook for Poverty aid recommendations' is a advisor meant to aid low-income international locations with the advance and strengthening in their poverty aid innovations. This booklet has been designed as a source for research and discourse on poverty aid rules and courses on the nation point. every one bankruptcy adopts a layered process, with a brief precis delivering total help on matters, a close consultant supplying ways to research and coverage improvement in addition to aiding fabrics together with state case experiences, technical notes, and suggestions for additional examining. 'A Sourcebook for Poverty aid techniques' is geared up into volumes. 'Volume One' makes a speciality of middle ideas together with poverty dimension and research, and tracking and overview. Cross-Cutting concerns, similar to participation, governance, and gender, also are mentioned in 'Volume One'. 'Volume ' concentrates on Macroeconomic and Sectoral techniques.

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5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Poverty Groups by Socioeconomic Groups (Madagascar 1994) ............................................................ 36 Some Characteristics of the Poor in Ecuador (1994) ................................................................................ 37 Socioeconomic Differences in Health (Senegal 1997) .............................................................................. 37 Poverty Incidence Among Various Household Groups in Malawi (1997/98) ....................................

It is written for decisionmakers who want to define the type of information they need to monitor poverty reduction and make appropriate policy decisions and for the technical experts in charge of the analysis. The chapter takes a broad look at tools for analysis and provides a brief introduction to each topic. It also outlines why certain information is essential in policymaking and how this information can be generated. The measurement and analysis of poverty, inequality, and vulnerability are crucial for cognitive purposes (to know what the situation is), for analytical purposes (to understand the factors determining this situation), for policymaking purposes (to design interventions best adapted to the issues), and for monitoring and evaluation purposes (to assess the effectiveness of current policies and to determine whether the situation is changing).

The PRSP would thus specify key actions and policies consistent with the macroeconomic framework covering a horizon of at least three years. A timetable of key policy actions over a three-year period, including institutional reforms and technical assistance, could be included in a policy matrix. The greater the degree of specification in this matrix, the more external partners (including the World Bank and the IMF) could key off this matrix and the less need for lengthy negotiations to separately specify the conditions in bilateral negotiations between different external partners and the government.

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