Bolivia: More of the same?

Publication
Author:
KRISTIN KOMIVES, JUAN CARLOS AGUILAR Y OTROS, ISS
Description:
Evaluation of Poverty Reduction Strategies in Latin America - 2004 / Country Report 2004: Bolivia, Executive Summary
The first ISS report about the PRSP process in Bolivia, which was published last year, concluded that the first three years of the Bolivian experience with the PRSP process revealed serious weaknesses in this process, which raised doubts about the ability of the process to produce these objectives in practice. One year later, in 2004, it is even clearer that the PRSP process is not working in Bolivia as anticipated by the architects of this process.
The EBRP (Estrategia Boliviana de Reducción de Pobreza, Bolivias original PRSP approved in 2000) officially remains the PRSP in Bolivia, but it was only briefly accepted as a guiding document for government action. In sum, although the PRSP process in Bolivia has generated important developments (such as the national dialogues), the EBRP and the PRSP process in which it is embedded has not managed to achieve the goals set out for them.
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