Madagascar Systematic Country Diagnostic Online Consultations
Every five years, the World Bank takes stock of Madagascar’s development progress and challenges via a Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) which informs the institution’s 5-year lending and advisory program known as the Country Partnership Framework.
The SCD is prepared in close consultation with the government, development partners, civil society actors, academics and think tanks, the private sector, and other key stakeholders. The SCD seeks to identify the most promising reforms—alongside the most salient challenges—that could help raise the country’s growth performance and ensure that this growth translates into adequate poverty reduction and shared prosperity.
The forthcoming SCD will be organized around the following critical pathways by which to attain growth and poverty reduction:
- Improve governance and strengthen public sector institutions. Efforts to strengthen state institutions, particularly those focused on ensuring fiscal sustainability and enhancing public sector accountability are vital.
- Enhance economic opportunities. The imperative to spur private-sector-led growth has been heightened by the major economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.
- Improve service delivery. Better delivery of essential services, especially to the poorest and most vulnerable citizens, is an essential ingredient in ensuring a broad-based and inclusive growth process.
- Build resilience. To enhance resilience, efforts are needed to better protect the population from the impacts of adverse shocks, including climate-related natural disasters.
The SCD aims to provide a development narrative that reflects the wisdom of evidence-based research and data with the input of all Malagasy willing to provide their views. Please, help us take stock of the country’s development challenges and progress by entering your comments through June 9, 2021.