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103 STAT. 2506 PUBLIC LAW 101-240—DEC. 19, 1989 section 206 of this Act) as section 1614 and by inserting after section 1612 (as added by such section 206) the following: 22 USC 262p-4h. 'SEC 1613. DISCUSSIONS TO INCREASE THE PRODUCTTVE ECONOMIC PASnCIPATION OF THE POOR; REPORTS. "(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United States Executive Director for each multilateral develop- ment bank to vigorously and continually advocate, in all replenisn- ment negotiations and in discussion with other directors of such bank and with such bank, the following: "(1) A majoT objective of such bank's operations and financing in each borrowing country, as a long term priority, should be to increase the productive role of the poor in the economy of such country. "(2) Such bank should encourage and assist each borrowing country to develop sustainable national plans and strat^es to eliminate the causes and alleviate the manifestations of poverty which keep the poor from leading economically and sociidly productive lives. Such plans and strat^es should give attention to— "(A) the enhancement of human resources, including pro- grams for basic nutrition, primary health services, basic education, and safe water and basic sanitation; "(B) access to income-generating activities, employment, and moductive assets sudi as land and credit; and

  • \C) consultation with public sector social agencies and

local non-governmental organizations. "(3) As an integral element of ongoing policy dialogue with each borrowing country to design structural adjustment plans and project l^iding programs, such bank should provide assist- ance consistent with auiieving the objectives of the country's national plan for increasing the productive economic participa- tion of the poor. Such dialogue should be conducted wim govern- ment agencies working in social and economic sectors and with non-governmental groups in the borrowing country, especially those that have grassroots involvement with poor people. "(4) In an annual review document, such bank snould describe the extent to which the goal of increasing the productive eco- nomic participation of the poor is being advanced or retarded and the steps that are being taken to overcome obstacles to its fiilfillment. Such review should be based on information con- tained in the bank's country implementation review documents and in the country strategy documents for each borrowing country. Such country strategy documents should describe the national strat^y for productive economic participation of the poor and the steps the bank plans to take to assist the borrow- mg country during the period covered by the country strategy document.

  • \5) Sach bank should assist countries in assessing and mon-

itoring progress in achieving poverty alleviation goals and tar- gets throuc^ measurement by appropriate social indicators. "(6) Such bank should adopt procedures and budgetary alloca- tions for administrative purposes, and establish appropriate sts^ffing levels, to oisure that adequate resoiirces are available to imj^ement the bank's program for enhancing the productive economic participation of the poor, in consultetion with non- governmental groups.