This Joint Staff Advisory Note (JSAN) highlights the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper–Country Development Strategy (PRSP–CDS) for the Kyrgyz Republic for 2007–10. The Kyrgyz authorities’ CDS for 2007–10 builds on the policy experience from the National Poverty Reduction Strategy (NPRS). This JSAN provides advice on key priorities for strengthening the strategy and promoting the effective implementation of CDS. It reviews poverty trends, macroeconomic and sectoral policies in support of the strategy, and the mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating progress.
International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
The IMF announced October 10 that its Executive Board had agreed on measures to enhance further the transparency of the institution, in particular by promoting the publication of more country documents. The agreement will be implemented following the Board’s adoption, in the coming weeks, of specific amendments to its previous decision on transparency.
In the aftermath of adverse supply shocks, and with further measures to promote investment, growth of production and exports is expected to recover. Efforts to remove barriers to investment and ensure a reliable provision of electricity are critical to private-sector-led growth. External sustainability hinges on further improvements in the business climate to expand the production of tradables, and ongoing fiscal consolidation. Although the Albanian government remains committed to the program, serious risks to growth and the execution of the poverty reduction strategy remain.