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Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP) Connections

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The PRSP Monitoring and Synthesis Project is a 3-year project commissioned by the Department for International Development (DFID UK). Founded in June 2001, we provide advice to DFID staff on key issues arising in the implementation of PRSPs, based on a synthesis of information about progress in-country. The project is being managed by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) under the direction of Alison Evans (Research Associate), Ruth Driscoll (Research Officer) and Zaza Curran (Research Officer).

The Synthesis Project has two main aims:

  1. To provide a means for streamlining information demands and synthesising relevant information on PRSPs within DFID HQ and within the wider DFID geographical network.
  2. To monitor progress regularly on PRSP implementation in selected countries and provide short-run feedback and longer term in-depth analysis for DFID on a number of key areas of interest.

We produce a regular newsletter and issue briefings on specific topics, as well as more in-depth analytical work tailored specifically to support DFID’s engagement with the broader dialogue on PRSPs. Many of our outputs are available on this website.

We welcome inputs from interested parties working in this field, and will do our best to respond to comments and queries.