The Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) approach aims to enhance account-
ability by promoting the participation of domestic stakeholders in the
formulation of clear and realistic development goals. Institutions for moni-
toring and evaluation, including annual progress reports, are designed to
trigger learning and improved performance.
Links between the PRS and budget, whether at the formulation, execution, or reporting stage, have been considered integral to the successful implementation of the PRS for some time. These links are also increasingly
recognized as vital for enhanced domestic accountability.
This study offers practical insights for donors and national governments on how to strengthen the links between PRSs and national budgets, with a view to improving domestic accountability. It aims to answer two principal questions:
- What challenges have arisen in countries where efforts have been made to integrate the PRS with the budget?
- What lessons have been generated by these experiences and what are
- the potential entry points for reforms to strengthen PRS-budget links?