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Parliaments and Poverty Reduction: Progress so far

Dr. Rasheed Draman

Parliamentary Centre
Accra, Ghana

SARPN acknowledges World Bank Institute as a source of this document: www.worldbank.org
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Background

  • Emergence of PRSPs as the key policy guides for poverty reduction
  • Convergence of PC’s and WBI’s interest in Parliament’s role in this new policy shift
  • Previous joint work with WBI
  • Previous PC work on Parliaments and PRSPs
Why Focus on Parliament?

  • Our mandate and interest as well as the interest of our key partner – WBI
  • Parliaments are central to any discourse on development of which PRSPs are an integral part
  • Underpinning PRSPs are the twin concepts of participation and country ownership
  • Parliaments approve national budgets from which PRSPs are funded or not funded




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