The article looks at the lessons learnt in the processes of implementing the Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP) and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) in Uganda, by looking at examples from the Participatory Poverty Assessment Process (UPPAP). The article argues that the PPAs are iterative processes that feed into all stages of the PRSP process. The author concludes with some areas for critical reflection, including the role of PPAs in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the PEAP/PRSP processes. While the author also suggests that the PPA process has been instrumental in introducing new ways of working between civil society, government and other actors, he argues that the success of this partnership depends on each of the actors understanding the role and purpose of that partnership.
International Institute for Environment and Development