The background and objectives of the commissioned study are presented,
along with research findings, and main conclusions.
Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP) are being prepared by seven
Newly Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union and, of these,
five countries have completed full PRSPs and have started
implementation. The objective of this study is to identify the key
challenges facing NIS governments in implementing full PRSPs and sets
out recommendations for addressing them. The study also provides useful
insights to be used by the EC in the policy dialogue with partner
governments in the NIS on PRSPs, and as input for the preparation of the
next generation of Indicative Programmes (2007-12) and for the
development of Action Programmes from 2004 onwards.
Implementation of Poverty Reduction Strategies in the NIS, Emerging Markets Group (EMG) Ltd, London, UK, 2 pp.