Are poverty reduction strategy papers associated with reductions in poverty and improvements in wellbeing?

Elkins, M, Feeny, S and Prentice, D 2017, 'Are poverty reduction strategy papers associated with reductions in poverty and improvements in wellbeing?', Journal of Development Studies, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 377-393.


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Title Are poverty reduction strategy papers associated with reductions in poverty and improvements in wellbeing?
Author(s) Elkins, M
Feeny, S
Prentice, D
Year 2017
Journal name Journal of Development Studies
Volume number 54
Issue number 2
Start page 377
End page 393
Total pages 17
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Abstract Should Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) be the tool for implementing the new Sustainable Development Goals, as they were for the Millennium Development Goals? Surprisingly, despite the controversies around them, there has never been a quantitative evaluation of PRSPs. This paper estimates the impact of having a PRSP on various targets of the Millennium Development Goals. Results suggest that countries under PRSP treatment achieve much greater reductions than control countries, in head count poverty and infant mortality, while also achieving greater improvements in primary school enrolments and gender parity.
Subject Economic Development and Growth
DOI - identifier 10.1080/00220388.2017.1299140
Copyright notice © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group
ISSN 0022-0388
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