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ActionAid USA/ActionAid Uganda, "Rethinking Participation," April 2004.

Adablah, Cornelius, “The Role of Civil Society in Decentralized Governance for Poverty Reduction: The Experience in West Africa.” Paper presented at the UNDESA Workshop on Poverty Alleviation and Social Inclusion, Dakar, July, 2003.

AFRODAD, "Africa's Experience with the PRSP: Content and Process." AFRODAD PRSP Technical Paper, 2003.

Alonso i Terme, Rosa, "Budget Support, Budget Management, and Alignment with PRSP: A Cross-Country Perspective," The World Bank, May 2005.

Bird, Graham. "The IMF and Poor Countries: Towards a More Fulfilling Relationship." 2005.

Booth, David (ed),"Fighting Poverty in Africa: Are PRSPs Making a Difference?"  Overseas Development Institute, December, 2003.

Booth, David, Karin Christiansen, and Paolo de Renzio, "Reconciling Alignment and Performance in Budget-Support Programmes: What Next?" Overseas Development Institute, May 2005.

Booth, David, Karin Christiansen, and Ruth Driscoll, "Progress Reviews and Performance Assessments in Poverty-Reduction Strategies and Budget Support: A Survey of Current Thinking and Practice," May 2005

Christian Aid et al "Kept in the Dark-A Briefing on Parliamentary Scrutiny of the IMF and World Bank", 2005

CIDSE-Caritas Internationalis, "More than a Numbers Game? Ensuring that the Millennium Development Goals address Structural Injustice" April, 2005.

CIDSE-Caritas Internationalis, "PRSP: Are the World Bank and IMF delivering on Promises?" April, 2004.

CIDSE-Caritas Internationalis, “PRSP as Theatre: Backstage Policy Making and the Future of the PRSP Approach,” September, 2004.

Consumer Unity & Trust Society-Africa Resource Centre (CUTS-ARC)-Southern Africa Regional Poverty Network (SARPN), “Economic Development Priorities: What Next After HIPC Completion Point and PRSP?" Roundtable Discussion, Lusaka, Zambia, December, 2004.

Dante, Idrissa, “Aid Coordination and Donor Reform,” in “Africa Report: Assessing the New Partnership,” North South Institute, 2002.

De Renzio, Paolo with David Booth, Zaza Curran, and Andrew Rogerson, "Incentives for Harmonisation and Alignment in Aid Agencies," November 2004

Dorman, Sara Rich, “Democrats and Donors: Studying Democratization in Africa,” in Kelsall, Tim and Jim Igoe, eds., “Donors, NGOs and the Liberal Agenda in Africa.”

Draman, Rasheed and Steven Langdon, "PRSPs in Africa: Parliaments and Economic Policy Performance," GTZ State and Democracy Division, Project on Democracy and Rule of Law, 2005.

Eberlai, Walter and Bettina Fuhrmann, GTZ GmbH, "Fighting Poverty and Corruption: Integrating the Fight Against Corruption into the PRS Process — Analysis and Recommendations for Development Cooperation. A paper commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation, 2004.

European Commission, “EC Budget Support: An Innovative Approach to Conditionality,” February, 2005

G-24 Secretariat Briefing Paper on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) Approach, March, 2003.

GTZ, "National Monitoring of Strategies for Sustainable Poverty Reduction / PRSPs," January, 2005.

Holden, Pat and Dagmar Walter, “Poverty Initiatives in the ILO: A Review of Past and Present Approaches,” International Labor Office Working Paper no. 8, Feb, 2004.

Hubli, Scott K and Alicia P. Mandaville, “Parliaments and the PRSP Process,” World Bank Institute Series on Contemporary Issues in Parliamentary Development, 2004.

International Monetary Fund, "Aligning the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) Approach: Issues and Options," April, 2003.

International Monetary Fund, Independent Evaluation Office, "Report on the Evaluation of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) and The Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF)",  July, 2004.

International Monetary Fund/World Bank, "Moving Forward: Financing Modalities towards the MDGs" April, 2005.

Johnson, Alison, Matthew Martin, and Hannah Bargawi, "The Effectiveness of Aid to Africa Since the HIPC Initiative: Issues, Evidence and Possible Areas for Action," August 2004.

Kindernothilfe (Germany), Recommendations from a Child Rights Perspective with regard to joint World Bank and IMF 2005 PRS Review, May 2005 (39kb PDF)

Levinsohn, Jim, “The World Bank’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Approach: Good Marketing or Good Policy?” G-24 Discussion Paper Series, April 2003.

Lucas, Henry, David Evans and Kath Pasteur, "Research on the Current State of PRS Monitoring Systems," Institute of Development Studies, Commissioned by DFID, July 2004.

Martin, Matthew and Hannah Bargawi, "The Role of the IMF in Low-Income Countries — A Study for the Swedish Ministry of Finance and Foreign Affairs," September 27, 2004.

Martin, Matthew and Hannah Bargawi, "Protecting Africa Against Shocks," September 2004.

Maxwell, Simon, "The Washington Consensus is Dead! Long Live the Meta-Narrative," Overseas Development Institute, January, 2005.

McKinley, Terry, “Economic Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction: PRSPs, Neoliberal Conditionalities and ‘Post-Consensus’ Alternatives.”  Paper presented at the IDEAs Conference in New Delhi, January, 2004.

McKinley, Terry, “MDG-Based PRSPs Need More Ambitious Economic Policies,” United Nations Development Program Policy Discussion Paper,  January, 2005.

McKinnon, Don, "Transforming the Business of Development: By Process, not Paper Alone," A Statement by the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Secretariat, May, 2004.

McLeod, Helena, “Trade and Poverty Mainstreaming: Lessons from Southern Africa,” October, 2004.

Mozammel, Masud and S. Odugbemi. 2005. With the Support of Multitudes: Using Strategic Communication to Fight Poverty through PRSPs. Jointly published by the Information and Communication for Development, DFID, and the Development Communication Division, External Affairs, The World Bank.

National Democratic Institute, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), "Legislative-Executive Communication on the Poverty Reduction Strategies," Parliament and Poverty Toolkit no. 1, May, 2004. This and other related paper available, in Arabic, French, Spanish and Russian at:
http://www.accessdemocracy.org/NDI/usr_search.asp?SearchType=bas&DocURL=both&RC=0&TS=87&Date=0&keywords=&submit1=Search%21

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development–Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC). "Harmonising Donor Practices for Effective Aid Delivery — Good Practice Papers." 2004.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development–Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC). "Results of OECD-DAC Survey on Harmonisation and Alignment." 2004.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development–Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC). "Survey on Harmonisation and Alignment: Measuring Aid Harmonisation and Alignment in 14 Partner Countries." February 2005. (243kb PDF)

Overseas Development Institute, "A Review of Experience in Implementing Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks in a PRSP Context: A Synthesis of Eight Country Studies," November, 2003. For other ODI studies on public expenditure issues, http://www.odi.org.uk/PPPG/cape/publications/

Overseas Development Institute, "Progress Reviews and Performance Assesment in Poverty-Reduction Strategies and Budget Support: A Survey of Current Thinking and Practice."  Report submitted to the Japan Internatinal Cooperation Agency, May, 2005.

Overseas Development Institute, "PRSP Annual Progress Reports and Joint Staff Assessments: A Review of Progress," September, 2004.

Overseas Development Institute, "The PRS Process and DFID Engagement: Survey of Progress," March, 2003.

Overseas Development Institute for the Development Assistance Committee Working Party on Aid Effectiveness, "Incentives for Harmonization in Aid Agencies," 2005.

Overseas Development Institute, "Scaling up versus Absorptive Capacity: Challenges and Opportunities for Reaching the MDGs in Africa," Briefing Paper, May, 2005.

Overseas Development Institute, "Second Generation Poverty Reduction Strategies," September, 2004.

Oxfam, "From 'Donorship' to Ownership? Moving Towards PRSP Round Two," Briefing paper 51, January, 2004.

Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness: Ownership, Harmonisation, Alignment, Results and Mutual Accountability, 2005

Piron, Laure-Helen with Alison Evans, "Politics and the PRSP Approach: Synthesis Paper," Overseas Development Institute, March, 2004.

Robb, Caroline M. “Poverty and Social Impact Analysis – Linking Macroeconomic Policies to Poverty Outcomes: Summary of Early Experiences.” IMF Working Paper Wp/03/43, February, 2003.

Rogerson, Andrew, "What if Aid Harmonisation and Alignment Occurred Exactly as Intended? A Reality Check on the Paris Forum on Aid Effectiveness," January 2005

Sanchez, Diana and Katherine Cash, “Reducing Poverty or Repeating Mistakes? A Civil Society Critique of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers,” December, 2003.

Save the Children, "Children and Young People Participating in the PRSP Process," 2004.

Scott, Christopher, "Measuring up to the Measurement Problem: The Role of Statistics in Evidence-Based Policy Making," Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century, January, 2005.

Steward, Frances and Michael Wang "Do PRSPs Empower Poor Countries and Disempower the World Bank or Is It the Other Way Round?," October 2003

Strategic Partnership with Africa, SPA-6 Budget Support Working Group (BSWG), "Survey of the Alignment of Budget Support and Balance of Payments Support with National PRS Processes,"  February, 2005.

Trocaire, “The Other Side of the Coin: An Alternative Perspective on the Role of the International Monetary Fund in Low-Income Countries,” September, 2004.

UK Commission for Africa, "Our Common Interest," March, 2005. Also available in French.

UN Millennium Project, "Investing in Development: A Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals," January, 2005.

United Nations Development Group, “Guidance Note on UN Country Team Engagement in PRSPs,” November, 2003.

United Nations Development Group, “Overview of UNDP’s Support to Poverty Reduction Strategies,” May, 2004.

VENRO Project, Wardenbach, Klaus (ed.), "How Can the Poor Gain Their Rights? Poverty Reduction and Human Rights," December, 2004. (More from VENRO:  http://www.2015.venro.org/)

Wardenbach, Klaus (ed.), VENRO, "PRSP: Prospects and Limits of Civil Society Involvement," December, 2003.

Ware, Helen, "The World Bank, PRSPs and African Poverty," 2003.

Wilks, Alex and Fabien Lefracois. "Blinding with Science or Encouraging Debate? How World Bank Analysis Determines PRSP Policies", 2003

Wood, Angela. "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Ownership, PRSPs and Conditionalities", 2004

World Bank, "An Operational Approach to Assessing Country Ownership of Poverty Reduction Strategies. Volume 1: Analysis and Implications," February, 2005.

World Bank, "An Operational Approach to Assessing Country Ownership of Poverty Reduction Strategies. Volume 2: Country Case Studies," February, 2005.

World Bank-Netherlands Partnership Program (BNPP), “A Draft Source Book: A Synthesis of Four Reports Commissioned under a Research Program funded by BNPP.” PRSPs in Decentralized Contexts: Comparative Lessons in Local Planning and Fiscal Dimensions, June 2004.

World Bank Operations Evaluation Department, "Capacity Building in Africa: An OED Evaluation of World Bank Support," 2005.

World Bank Operations Evaluation Department, "The Poverty Reduction Strategy Initiative: An Independent Evaluation of the World Bank's Support Through 2003," August, 2004.

World Development Movement, "Denying Democracy: How the IMF and World Bank Take Power from the People," May, 2005.

World Vision UK, "Poverty Reduction: Are the Strategies Working?" June 2005. (499kb PDF)

Youash, Mike, “The PRSP Process and Parliament: Rethinking the Boundaries of Parliamentary Oversight,” Gauteng Legislature, May, 2003.

Sectoral/Cross-Sectoral Issues

Bojo, Jan and Rama Chandra Reddy, “Status and Evolution of Environmental Priorities in the Poverty Reduction Strategies: An Assessment of Fifty Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers,” World Bank Environment Department Papers, November, 2003.

Bojo, Jan et al, “Environment in Poverty Reduction Strategies and Poverty Reduction Support Credits,” World Bank Environment Department Papers, November, 2004.

Bonnel, Rene, Miriam Temin, and Faith Tempest, "Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers: Do They Matter for Children and Young People Made Vulnerable by HIV/AIDS? Results of a Joint UNICEF and World Bank Review," Africa Region Working Paper Series No. 78, Washington, D.C.: World Bank, October, 2004.

Egulu, Lawrence, “Trade Union Participation in the PRSP Process.” World Bank Social Protection Unit, August, 2004.

Fox, James W., “Treatment of the Private Sector in African PRSPs and APRs.” Report to the Bureau of Africa, USAID, Washington, November, 2004.

International Labour Organization, "Decent Work and Poverty Reduction Strategies: A Reference Manual for ILO Staff and Constituents," 2005.

Ladd, Paul, “Too Hot to Handle? The Absence of Trade Policy from PRSPs,” Christian Aid, April, 2003.

TEARFUND. "Poor Relations? PRSPs and the Response to HIV/AIDS and Children," HIV/AIDS Briefing Paper No. 2, 2004.

Trocaire. "Are PRSPs Combating Rural Poverty in Honduras and Nicaragua? Lessons for a New Generation of PRSPs." 2004.

Trocaire, "Honduras Update," 2004.

UNESCO: IIEP, "Education and Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers: A Review of Experiences," 2004.

UNHCR, "Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers: A Displacement Perspective", October 2004

Water and Sanitation Program. "Water Supply and Sanitation in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in Sub-Saharan Africa: Developing a Benchmarking Review and Exploring the Way Forward," October, 2003.

World Bank, "A Review of Population, Reproductive Health, and Adolescent Health & Development in Poverty Reduction Strategies," August, 2004.

World Health Organization, “PRSPs - Their Significance for Health: Second Synthesis Report,” 2004.

Country-Specific Issues

Booth, David, "Poverty Monitoring Systems: An Analysis of Institutional Arrangements in Tanzania," Overseas Development Institute, Working Paper 247, March, 2005.

Booth, David and Xavier Nsabagasani, "Poverty Monitoring Systems: An Analysis of Institutional Arrangements in Uganda," Overseas Development Institute, Working Paper 246, March, 2005.

Bwalya, E., et al, "Poverty Reduction Strategy Processes in Malawi and Zambia," Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Norway , 2004.

Debt for Development Unit/Swiss Coalition of Development Organizations, "Civil Society and Monitoring the PRSP in Burkina Faso: Achievements, Lessons Learned and Perspectives." A Study Commissioned by State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (seco) and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), December, 2003.

Gould, Jeremy and Julia Ojanen, "'Merging in the Circle': The Politics of Tanzania's Poverty Reduction Strategy,"  Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki Policy Paper, February, 2003.

Hakikazi Catalyst, “Participatory Monitoring of PRS and Pro-Poor Expenditure in Selected Districs and Areas of Arusha Region, Tanzania,” November, 2004.

Institute of Social Studies, "Can Poverty be Reduced? Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in Latin America," [An ongoing,  five year review (2003-2007) of the PRS process in Honduras, Nicaragua and Bolivia].

Kubalasa, Dalitso Kingsley, “PRSPs, a Positive Development from the Debt Cancellation Campaign? Malawi’s Perspective ‘Under the Microscope,” Malawi Economic Justice Network, July 2004.

Marcus, Rachel and Jenni Marshall, "Tackling Childhood Poverty in East and Central Asia: Donor Aapproaches in Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia," Childhood Poverty Research and Policy Centre, 2004.

Marshall, Jenni with Esther Ofei-Aboagye,  "Donors and Childhood Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: Approaches and aid mechanisms in Ghana and Tanzania,"  Childhood Poverty REsearch and Policy Centre,  2004.

Norlund, Irene, et al "Dealing with the Donors: The Politics of Vietnam's Comprehensive Poverty Reduction Strategy," Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki Policy Paper, April, 2003.

Odereo, Kenneth K, “Uganda Study. PRSPs in Decentralized Contexts: Comparative Lessons in Local Planning and Fiscal Dimensions," April, 2004.

Peretz, David and Samuel Wangwe, "Monitoring Donor and IFI Support Behind Country-Owned Poverty Reduction Strategies in the United Republic of Tanzania," Report for the Commonwealth Secretariat, August, 2004.

Renard, Robrecht and Nadia Molenaers, "Civil Society Participation in Rwanda's Poverty Reduction Strategy," Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp, September, 2003.

Robinson, Shirley, “Children First in the Poverty Battle! A Review of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in the Southern African Region — From a Child's Right's Perspective,” A detailed review of PRSPs for Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana and Lesotho for Save the Children, Sweden, March, 2003.

Seppänen, Maaria, "Transforming the Concessional State? The Politics of Honduras’ Poverty Reduction Strategy," Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki Policy Paper, March, 2003.

Strategic Partnership with Africa, SPA-6 Budget Support Working Group (BSWG), "Mission to Mozambique," March-April, 2004.

Trocaire, "Honduras Update," 2004.

University of Zambia and University of Duisberg-Essen, "The Political Dimensions of Poverty Reduction: The Case of Zambia."  Selected papers from a recent conference on Zambia's PRSP.  Hosted by the Department of Development Studies at the University of Zambia and University of Duisberg-Essen.

World Bank Operations Evaluation Group, "The Poverty Reduction Strategy Initiative: An Independent Evaluation of the World Bank's Support Through 2003. PRSP Country Case Studies."

Fragile States 

McGillivray, Mark, "Aid Allocation and Fragile States." A background paper commissioned by the Learning and Advisory Process on Difficult Partnerships of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD, January, 2005.

Overseas Development Institute, "Harmonization and Alignment in Fragile States." A background paper commissioned by the Learning and Advisory Process on Difficult Partnerships of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD, January, 2005.

Piccioto, Robert, Charles Alao, Eka Ikpe, Martin Kimani and Roger Slade, "Striking a New Balance: Donor Policy Coherence and Development Cooperation in Difficult Environments." A background paper commissioned by the Learning and Advisory Process on Difficult Partnerships of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD, January, 2005.

Thornton, Nigel and Michael Cox, "Developing Poverty Reduction Strategies in Low Income Countries Under Stress (LICUS)." January, 2005.

United Nations Development Group and World Bank, "Using Results-Based Frameworks in Fragile States," January, 2005.

VENRO Project, Runge, Peter and Klaus Wardebach (eds), "Poverty Reduction and Crisis Prevention: How can Poverty Reduction be Shaped Conflict-Sensitively,"  December, 2003.

Events

Paris 2005: HLF-2 The Second High-Level Forum on Harmonization and Alignment for Aid Effectiveness

Poverty Reduction Strategies in Decentralized Contexts: Comparative Lessons in Local Planning and Fiscal Dimensions. World Bank training course, June, 2004.

Practioner's Forum on Budget Support, Cape Town, South Africa.  May 5-6, 2005

Senior Level Forum on Development Effectiveness in Fragile States, 13-14 January 2005, EC/DFID/OECD/UNDP/WB

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