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Benefits of Green Public Procurement

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Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Bjørn Bauer , Ida Bode , and Tue Dyekjær-Hansen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9789289319645

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Green Public Procurement (GPP), Private Sector, Sustainable Products and Services, Nordic Public Procurement, Strengthening GPP, Economy and national budget

Green Public Procurement (GPP) can play a significant a role in efforts to influence the private sector towards more sustainable products and services. Following an account of the environmental impact of Nordic pub...

Working time arrangements and social consequences - What do we know?

Working time arrangements and social consequences - What do we know? »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Björg Aase Sørensen , Karen Albertsen , Asbjön Grimsmo , Kaisa Kauppinen , Gudbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir , and Kristinn Tómasson

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289316200

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Globalization, Productivity and Quality, Increasing Public Debate on Stress, Mental Health Problems, Conflicts Between Work and Private Life, Current International Scientific Knowledge

New working time arrangement are becoming still more abundant partly due to globalization (the 24-hours global economy with around-the-clock communication and transport of gods and services) and increasing demands...

Privatization in Ukraine

Privatization in Ukraine »

Source: Privatization in Ukraine : Challenges of Assessment and Coverage in Fund Conditionality

Volume/Issue: 2002/7

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Katrin Elborgh-Woytek , and Mark Lewis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2002

ISBN: 9781451971620

Keywords: Privatization, Public enterprises, Ukraine, Ukraine, Use of Fund resources, transition, privatization program, privatization procedures, privatization receipts, privatization programs

The paper examines the recent privatization experience in Ukraine in the context of the streamlining of Fund structural conditionality. A particular focus is the shift from privatization-related conditionality base...

Highways to Heaven

Highways to Heaven »

Source: Highways to Heaven : Infrastructure Determinants and Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2016/185

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Valerie Cerra , Alfredo Cuevas , Carlos Góes , Izabela Karpowicz , Troy Matheson , Issouf Samaké , and Svetlana Vtyurina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475536744

Keywords: Latin America and the Caribbean, infrastructure, public investment, investment efficiency, public-private partnerships.

Inadequate infrastructure has been widely viewed as a principal barrier to growth and development in Latin America and the Caribbean. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of infrastructure in the region and...

Trends and Challenges in Infrastructure Investment in Low-Income Developing Countries1

Trends and Challenges in Infrastructure Investment in Low-Income Developing Countries1 »

Source: Trends and Challenges in Infrastructure Investment in Low-Income Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2017/233

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daniel Gurara , Vladimir Klyuev , Nkunde Mwase , Andrea Presbitero , Xin Cindy Xu , and Geoffrey Bannister

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484324837

Keywords: Infrastructure; Public Investment; Public-Private Partnerships; Developing Countries, Infrastructure, Public Investment, Public-Private Partnerships, Developing Countries, General, Regional, Urban, and Rural Analyses

This paper examines trends in infrastructure investment and its financing in low-income developing countries (LIDCs). Following an acceleration of public investment over the last 15 years, the stock of infrastructu...

Determinants of Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure

Determinants of Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure »

Source: Determinants of Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure

Volume/Issue: 2006/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Etienne Yehoue , Mona Hammami , and Jean-François Ruhashyankiko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2006

ISBN: 9781451863598

Keywords: Public-Private Partnerships, Infrastructures, telecommunication sector, telecommunications, private sector participation, toll roads, Publicly Provided Goods: Other, Corporate Finance and Governance: Government Policy and Regulation

This paper presents an empirical analysis of the cross-country and cross-industry determinants of public-private partnership (PPP) arrangements. We find that PPPs tend to be more common in countries where governmen...

Towards a Principal-Agent Based Typology of Risks in Public-Private Partnerships

Towards a Principal-Agent Based Typology of Risks in Public-Private Partnerships »

Source: Towards a Principal-Agent Based Typology of Risks in Public-Private Partnerships

Volume/Issue: 2009/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): André De Palma , Guillaume Prunier , and Luc Leruth

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451873245

Keywords: infrastructure financing, public-private partnerships, principal-agent framework, risk classification, transportation infrastructure, value for money, private partnerships, telecommunications, private company, Asymmetric and Private Information

There is a strong economic rationale for close cooperation between the public and private sectors. This has resulted in a significant increase in the demand for the provision of public services through instruments...

Public Capital and Growth

Public Capital and Growth »

Source: Public Capital and Growth

Volume/Issue: 2010/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serkan Arslanalp , Fabian Bornhorst , Sanjeev Gupta , and Elsa Sze

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201860

Keywords: public capital, capital stock, private capital, investment rate, private investment, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Comparative Studies of Countries,

This paper estimates the impact of public capital on economic growth for forty-eight OECD and non-OECD countries during 1960 - 2001. Using the production function and its extensions, it finds a positive - but conca...

On Financing Retirement, Health, and Long-term Care in Japan*

On Financing Retirement, Health, and Long-term Care in Japan* »

Source: On Financing Retirement, Health, and Long-term Care in Japan

Volume/Issue: 2018/249

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ellen McGrattan , Kazuaki Miyachi , and Adrian Peralta-Alva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484384718

Keywords: Retirement, Government expenditures and health, Taxation, Aging, Asia and Pacific, Health care, Japan, Social Security and Public Pensions, Health Insurance, Public and Private

Japan faces the problem of how to finance retirement, health, and long-term care expenditures as the population ages. This paper analyzes the impact of policy options intended to address this problem by employing a...

How to Control the Fiscal Costs of Public-Private Partnerships

How to Control the Fiscal Costs of Public-Private Partnerships »

Source: How to Control the Fiscal Costs of Public-Private Partnerships

Volume: 18

Series: IMF How To Notes

Author(s): Timothy Irwin , Samah Mazraani , and Sandeep Saxena

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484380925

Keywords: Fiscal risk, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal policy, Fiscal management, Risk management, Fiscal rules, Accounting for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), Public services, Public-private partnership, Fiscal rules and institutions

This note discusses what finance ministries can do to ensure that public-private partnerships (PPPs) are used wisely. By inviting private participation in infrastructure development and service provision, PPPs can...