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The World Bank and IMF continue to drive forward policy reforms in developing countries with almost no prior analysis of the likely impact on poverty. Despite repeated commitments to ensure Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) is carried out on all key reforms, very little progress has been made. The Spring Meetings are a perfect opportunity for the World Bank and IMF to present a comprehensive strategy to ensure that all key structural and economic reforms sytematically include country-owned PSIA based on genuine policy options.

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