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Guinea-Bissau :, Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

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Guinea-Bissau :, Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
This paper reports on the economic and financial reforms in Guinea-Bissau. After a long period of recession since the beginning of 2000 followed by a slight recovery in 2007, the economy of Guinea-Bissau has entered a new growth spurt in 2008. The budget deficit, which averaged 10 percent of GDP between 2005 and 2007, has been reduced to 3.2 percent in 2008 and 3.0 percent in 2009 by raising more revenue domestically and by controlling expenses
international or intergovernmental publication
Literary form
non fiction
Main title
Guinea-Bissau :
Nature of contents
Series statement
IMF Staff Country Reports
Sub title
Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Table of contents
Cover; Contents; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Executive Summary; 1. Progress made and new challenges; 2. Main Strategic Guidelines of the PRSP II; Introduction; I. POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL CONTEXT; 1.1 Environment for Politics, Governance, and Security; 1.2. Economic Performance; 1.3 Profile of Human Development; 1.3.1 Overall situation: Limited and precarious human development; 1.3.2 Access to basic services: progress made and challenges to be overcome; 1.3.3 HIV/AIDS: modest gains to be consolidated and expanded; 1.3.4 Human rights: difficult to implement and to exercise1.3.5 Gender inequality: structural inequalities and setbacks in the progress towards equality between men and women1.4. Economic development and infrastructure; 1.4.1 Main findings and challenges facing the primary sector: little development of potential; 1.4.2 Level of infrastructure development: lags in energy and transport; 1.4.3 Situation of the private sector: a developing sector in need of support; 1.5 Analysis of poverty and MDG trends; 1.5.1 Profile of monetary poverty: worsening poverty; 1.5.2 Profile of nonmonetary poverty: precarious living conditions of the population1.5.3 MDG status and trends: sectoral comparisonII. GUIDELINES AND STRATEGIC CORE AREAS OF THE SECOND PRSP; 2.1. Main lessons from the first PRSP; 2.2. Guinea-Bissau's Forward-Looking View; 2.2.1. Guinea-Bissau 2025; 2.2.2. MDGs, 2020 Horizon; 2.2.3. Methodology and PRSP preparation process; 2.3. Strategic guidelines; 2.3.1. Baseline for development and programming; 2.3.2. Objectives; 2.3.3. Strategic guidelines; 2.3.4. Guiding principles; 2.4. The four strategic core areas of the second PRSP; 2.4.1. Core area I: Strengthen the rule of law and republican institutions2.4.2. Core area II: Ensure a stable, stimulating macroeconomic environment2.4.3. Core area III: Promote inclusive, sustainable economic development; 2.4.4. Core area IV: Raise the level of human capital development; 2.5. Macroeconomic framework, PRSP II financing, and key risks; 2.5.1. Key trends and lessons from macroeconomic developments 2006-2010; 2.5.2. Macroeconomic outlook 2011-2015; 2.5.3. PRSP II financing risks; III. Institutional mechanism for PRSP II implementation, monitoring, and evaluation; 3.1. Assessment and lessons from PRSP I monitoring and evaluation3.1.1. Assessment of PRSP I monitoring and evaluation3.1.2 Main advantages of an operational monitoring and evaluation system; 3.2. PRSP II monitoring and evaluation system; 3.2.1. Institutional framework for implementation, and monitoring and evaluation; 3.2.2. PRSP II monitoring and evaluation system; IV. Annexes

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