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Comprehensive Development Framework (CDF)

Eliminating poverty, reducing inequity, and improving opportunity for people in low- and middle-income countries are the World Bank Group's central objectives. The Comprehensive Development Framework is an approach by which countries can achieve these objectives. It emphasizes the interdependence of all elements of development—social, structural, human, governance, environmental, economic, and financial.
  A holistic long-term strategy
  The country in the lead, both "owning" and directing the development agenda, with the Bank and other partners each defining their support in their respective business plans
  Stronger partnerships among governments, donors, civil society, the private sector, and other development stakeholders in implementing the country strategy 
  A transparent focus on development outcomes to ensure better practical success in reducing poverty.

The CDF is the foundation for the new partnership between developed and developing countries to achieve improvements in sustainable growth and poverty reduction that will help countries achieve the MDGs (see The Monterrey Consensus, 2002, PDF). The CDF approach, operationalized through PRSPs in low-income countries, provides the common foundation for implementing this new partnership at the country level. To learn more about the CDF, visit the CDF web site

For information about the status of the PRSP for the Republic of Congo, please refer to the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers.


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