The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This Selected Issues paper analyzes medium-term fiscal sustainability in Trinidad and Tobago. The paper focuses on the challenge of distributing the nonrenewable resource wealth across generations. Its recommendations are geared toward the goal of intergenerational distribution and therefore focus on the transformation of the natural resource wealth into other assets. The paper reviews the main aspects of the monetary transmission mechanism in Trinidad and Tobago, and also offers some suggestions to improve the effectiveness of monetary policy transmission.