Poverty Reduction Strategy Sourcebook
Developing or strengthening a poverty reduction strategy is on the agenda of about 70 low-income countries, most immediately in the countries receiving debt relief under the enhanced HIPC (Highly Indebted Poor Countries) Initiative. The resulting Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) will be broadly endorsed by the Bank and Fund Boards as the basis of concessional assistance from the two institutions. The Sourcebook is a guide to assist countries in the development and strengthening of poverty reduction strategies. The Sourcebook reflects the thinking and practices associated with the Comprehensive Development Framework, as well as lessons emerging from the forthcoming World Development Report on Poverty, and good international practices related to poverty reduction.