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 report reviews the Priority Action Program (PAP) for Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) implementation in Burkina Faso. The PAP makes the PRSP operational and increases the visibility of public policies in the area of poverty reduction. The 2005-07 PAP is expected to help remove obstacles to economic and social progress. By 2007, the aim is to reduce the overall poverty rate to 43.3 percent, with rural and urban poverty rates amounting to 48.1 percent and 16.6 percent, respectively.