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2005 - Madagascar - Country Governance Profile
In the early 1990s, the Republic of Madagascar embarked on a democratic process which enabled it to put in place democratic institutions and to undertake institutional and economic reforms backed by its development partners. The preparation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) in 2003 afforded Madagascar the opportunity to incorporate good governance promotion into its development priorities. The governance profile evaluates Madagascar’s practices in the area of governance, in accordance with the key governance elements outlined in Bank Group policy adopted in 1999. The establishment of a governance profile is intended to consolidate the efforts made by the State and other stakeholders in this domain. The purpose of this dialogue framework is to translate into concrete results the targets set by the country. This governance profile is the outcome of a strategic partnership between the ADB Group and UNDP in their efforts to assist Madagascar in the improvement of governance in order to achieve a more rapid reduction in poverty which is affecting about 74.1% of the population.