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.
The Joint Staff Advisory Note (JSAN) of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Annual Progress Report on Benin highlights the progress in implementing the strategy. As evaluated by Benin's first annual progress report (APR), the PRS remains a sound strategy for poverty reduction in Benin. The authorities intend to shorten the preparation time of the APR and to achieve a closer integration of the PRS monitoring and evaluation process with the policy cycle. The APR process has been an effective instrument for improving donors' coordination and harmonization.