Support for Commonwealth PRSP Countries
Monitoring Supports to Bangladesh뭩
Poverty Reduction Strategy by the BWIs: Initial Issues
The Commonwealth Secretariat
based in the UK commissioned ERG to undertake an assessment of
supports provided by the development partners to Bangladesh's
poverty reduction strategy. The report will be used as a
background paper for discussion in the Meeting of the
Commonwealth Finance Ministers, to be held in Colombo (Sri
Lanka) during 13-14 September 2006. Professor Wahiduddin Mahmud,
Chairman, ERG, had undertaken the study, with assistance from Iftekharul Huq
and Dr. Bishakha Mukherjee.
The draft report
of the study was presented to a group of distinguished
participants in a seminar on 5th August 2006, held jointly be
the Economic Research Group and Commonwealth Secretariat.
Several participants had contributed written comments on the
subject, some of which are posted here,
while others are being processed. The rapporteur's report will
soon be posted.
There have been a great deal of interest on
the subject since the media coverage of the seminar. Some of
these, relevant for reaching common understanding on the subject
and for developing mechanisms for ways ahead, will also be
posted once the clippings are ready.
We hope that the subject will generate
enough interests to call for contributions towards developing
viable rules of engagements in order to make eternal assistance
more effective in promoting pro-poor development.
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