The present Results-based Country Strategy Paper for 2005-2009 comes at a time when Guinea has just concluded a 12-month Staff-
Monitored Program (SMP) with the IMF, which is needed for a new PRGF that will enable the country to reach the completion point of the enhanced HIPC Initiative. This strategy was prepared following a results-based approach and is therefore a mechanism for programming Bank activities and monitoring their impact. The interventions described in the interim strategy will concentrate on two areas of focus, namely: (i) consolidation
of infrastructure that boosts growth; and (ii) improvement of basic social services.