The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This paper presents the status report on Bangladesh's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). Having prepared the Interim-PRSP (I-PRSP) in March 2003, the government of Bangladesh has set itself to a well-rounded process of preparing the full-blown PRSP by December 2004. That would entail a time span of 21 months compared with the average time of about 26 months reported to have been required by the I-PRSP countries to complete their full PRSPs. The government adheres to the core principles of the PRSP that it should be country-driven, results-oriented, comprehensive in scope, partnership-oriented, and fully participatory in nature.