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 Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) Annual Progress Report for Mali. Mali's first annual PRSP Progress Report presents a frank assessment of implementation of the PRSP. The Progress Report highlights Mali's macroeconomic and policy outcomes, strategies, and sector-specific poverty reduction activities during 2002-03. It reviews the overall context in which the strategy was being implemented. It also provides recommendations based on an assessment of strengths and weaknesses noted during implementation of the strategy.