Nicaragua: Poverty in second place

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

This report evaluates the experiences of the poverty reduction strategy (PRS) in Nicaragua. The government has presented the PND 2005-2009, which has also been called PRSP II. In this plan, economic growth replaces poverty reduction as the main objective. Regardless of its weaknesses, the presentation of the PND 2005-2009 represent a significant achievement for the government. However, to achieve poverty reduction in Nicaragua - the government must be ale to implement policies. In the current situation, in which the lack of implementation capacity of many public sector organizations is further complicated by the conflicts between the various State Powers, this condition is not fully realized.

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