Poverty Reduction Strategies

Department for policy and methodology
Position Paper / This document presents general principles on how Sida should relate to national Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRSs) in partner countries. It discusses criteria for assessing PRSs. These are related to the poverty analysis, the PRS process, the consistency of the strategy, the capacity for implementing the strategy and the monitoring and results framework. It draws some conclusions how the result of the assessment should influence Sida's position. A short background to the PRS concept as well as examples of questions to be asked when assessing the PRSs, are included as annexes.