At last, poverty?

Joao Guimaraes, Nestor Avendaño
Evaluation of Poverty Reduction Strategies in Latin America - 2007 Executive Summary / The present report has two special themes: The first of these is the impact of the PRS process upon official development assistance. Taking advantage of the opportunity provided by the recent change in government in Nicaragua and by newly available information, the second special theme is an evaluation of the performance of President Enrique Bolaños' government - and by implication also of the donors who supported it so strongly - in the fight against poverty. In addition to these themes, the report reviews the changes introduced by the new Sandinista government in policies and even in the structure of the state apparatus.