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  • Hans Falck

    (Lund and Kristianstad Universities, Sweden,)

  • Kåre Landfald
  • Pamela Rebelo


The setting for the PRSP initiative in Mozambique includes continuing political tensions, extreme capacity constraints and financial shortfalls, and a policy process that is very far from a rational planning model. Nevertheless, this article argues, the initiative has improved the prospects for clear prioritisation in poverty reduction efforts by the government, and provides a focus for better co-ordination of international co-operation. Mozambique's PRSP - PARPA 2001-5 - builds on previous sector strategies but, unlike its predecessor (PARPA 2000-4), integrates sector plans within a common fiscal framework. Broad political ownership, encompassing the opposition and Parliament, is lacking, and this is a notable weakness. Government ownership of the plan is comparatively good, but observers doubt the government's capacity to implement it. Copyright Overseas Development Institute, 2003..

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  • Hans Falck & Kåre Landfald & Pamela Rebelo, 2003. "Mozambique," Development Policy Review, Overseas Development Institute, vol. 21(2), pages 235-252, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:devpol:v:21:y:2003:i:2:p:235-252

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    1. Frances Stewart and Michael Wang, "undated". "Do PRSPs Empower Poor Countries And Disempower The World Bank, or is it the Other Way Round?," QEH Working Papers qehwps108, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.

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