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Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , and Christoph Duenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484336731.087

ISBN: 9781484336731

Keywords: Public sector, Public sector wages, Public employment, Public expenditure management, Public expenditures reform, Public services, Public employment systems, Public sector; Public sector wages; Public employment; Public expenditure management; Public expenditures reform; Public services; Public employment systems

Analysis of policies for managing public sector wage bills in the Middle East and Central Asia region. While some work has been done recently at the Fund on issues related to government employment and compensation,...

Iraq
			: Selected Issues

Iraq : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/252

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484314999.002

ISBN: 9781484314999

Keywords: Middle East, Iraq

Selected Issues...

Iraq
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation and Second Review under the Three-Year Stand-by Arrangement-and Requests for Waivers of Nonobservance and Applicability of Performance Criteria, and Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iraq

Iraq : 2017 Article IV Consultation and Second Review under the Three-Year Stand-by Arrangement-and Requests for Waivers of Nonobservance and Applicability of Performance Criteria, and Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iraq »

Volume/Issue: 2017/251

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484314944.002

ISBN: 9781484314944

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East

Iraq is an oil-dependent and state-dominated fragile economy that has been hit hard by the conflict with ISIS and the fall in oil prices. The conflict has hurt the economy through displacement and impoverishment of...

Iraq
			: First and Second Reviews of the Staff-Monitored Program and Request for a Three-year Stand-By Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iraq

Iraq : First and Second Reviews of the Staff-Monitored Program and Request for a Three-year Stand-By Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iraq »

Volume/Issue: 2016/225

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 July 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498357654.002

ISBN: 9781498357654

This paper discusses Iraq's First and Second Reviews of the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) and Request for a Three-Year Stand-By Arrangement. The oil price decline has resulted in a massive reduction in Iraq's budge...

Avoiding the New Mediocre
			: Raising Long-Term Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia

Avoiding the New Mediocre : Raising Long-Term Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Pritha Mitra , Amr Hosny , Gohar Minasyan , Mark Fischer , and Gohar Abajyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513572710.087

ISBN: 9781513572710

Keywords: Middle East and Central Asia, Fiscal policy, environment, oil, productivity, growth, employment, long-term growth, capital, labor

Raising the Middle East and Central Asia's long-term growth prospects is critical for meeting the region's pressing need for jobs and higher living standards....

Iraq
			: Staff-Monitored Program-Press Release; and Staff Report

Iraq : Staff-Monitored Program-Press Release; and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2016/11

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513594613.002

ISBN: 9781513594613

Keywords: exchange, oil prices, economic developments, balance of payments, monetary fund

This paper discusses the Iraqi authorities' request for a Staff-Monitored Program (SMP). The authorities have requested an SMP to establish a track record of policy credibility to pave the way to a possible IMF fin...

Fair Taxation in the Middle East and North Africa

Fair Taxation in the Middle East and North Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2015/16

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Mario Mansour , Pritha Mitra , Carlo Sdralevich , and Andrew Jewell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2015

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513555515.006

ISBN: 9781513555515

Keywords: Resource Revenues, Excise, Value-Added Tax, Equity, tax, taxes, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement, International Relations and International Political Economy: Other

Fairness - and what governments can do about it - is at the forefront of economic and social debate all over the world. In MENA, this has been at the core of recent political transitions but has not been adequately...

Fair Taxation in the Middle East and North Africa

Fair Taxation in the Middle East and North Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2015/16

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Mario Mansour , Pritha Mitra , Carlo Sdralevich , and Andrew Jewell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2015

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513552255.006

ISBN: 9781513552255

Keywords: Resource Revenues, Excise, Value-Added Tax, Equity, tax, taxes, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement, International Relations and International Political Economy: Other

Fairness - and what governments can do about it - is at the forefront of economic and social debate all over the world. In MENA, this has been at the core of recent political transitions but has not been adequately...

Iraq
			: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation and Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument

Iraq : Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation and Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument »

Volume/Issue: 2015/235

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 August 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513555942.002

ISBN: 9781513555942

Keywords: instrument, monetary fund, budget, revenues

This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that Iraq is facing a double shock emerging from the ISIS insurgency and the plunge in global oil prices. In 2014, real GDP contracted by 2.1 percent mainly owing to the...

Iraq
			: Selected Issues

Iraq : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2015/236

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 August 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513521923.002

ISBN: 9781513521923

Keywords: oil, energy, prices

This Selected Issues paper focuses on the Iraqi oil sector and analyzes the developments and prospects after the twin shock. The Iraqi economy was affected by the two major challenges during 2014-ISIS insurgency an...