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Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs): Policy Content and Effectiveness

Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) serve as a cornerstone of the World Bank’s and International Monetary Fund (IMF) development strategy for developing nations.

PRSPs sought to build medium to long-term strategies through participation from civil society, and national ownership with realisable goals focused on achieving multi-dimensional poverty reduction. The objective of this project, led by Meg Elkins, is to examine the policy content of PRSPs and to examine whether they are effective in achieving poverty reduction and improved Millennium Development Goal (MDG) outcomes in developing countries.