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 focuses on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) for the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe. The National Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper represents the result of analyses of the country's current situation as well as a set of proposals designed to rout the causes of poverty in São Tomé and Príncipe in the medium to long term, based on creating the conditions that make development viable and promote the welfare of the population. This paper is prepared in response to a perception of the problems facing the country in different areas.