Budgeting the PRS in Honduras

Evaluation of Poverty Reduction Strategies in Latin America - 2005 Executive Summary

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Maritza Cabezas - ISS
This report evaluates the experiences of the elaboration and implementation of the poverty reduction stratehgy (PRS) in Honduras. Progress in the PRS is not uniform. Processes are being built, but greater efforts are still needed in translating policies into poverty reduction. Government transition remains a threat, particularly since the PRS has not been institutionalized. In the last two years important budget reforms have been implemented and improvements have been made in managing poverty reduction expenditures. Among the reforms introduced are a programmatic classification of expenditures that allows more transparency. Although the PRS is definitely alive in Honduras, it is time for procedures to translate into actual poverty reduction.

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