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 Joint Staff Advisory Note on Senegal's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Annual Progress Report. Senegal's poverty reduction strategy is built on four pillars that include wealth creation, capacity building, the provision of basic social services, and improving the living conditions of vulnerable groups. In spite of the economic slowdown caused by poor weather conditions in 2002, the government continued to focus on enhancing revenue mobilization, prudent public expenditures execution, and reallocation of public resources to social sectors.