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Fiscal Management of Scaled-Up Aid

Fiscal Management of Scaled-Up Aid »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Kevin Fletcher , Sanjeev Gupta , Duncan Last , Gerd Schwartz , Shamsuddin Tareq , Richard Allen , and Isabell Adenauer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067035.058

ISBN: 9781589067035

Keywords: expenditure, fiscal policy, public expenditure, public spending, fiscal institutions

The international community has committed to scaling up aid and improving aid delivery to low-income countries to help them meet the Millennium Development Goals. Other "emerging" donors, public and private, are in...

Unwinding Financial Sector Interventions
			: Preconditions and Practical Considerations

Unwinding Financial Sector Interventions : Preconditions and Practical Considerations »

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Michael Papaioannou , and Udaibir Das

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069893.072

ISBN: 9781589069893

Keywords: financial sector, financial institutions, fiscal policy, financial stability, financial system

As the financial crisis abates, governments are faced with the challenge of balancing the withdrawal of fiscal support with reestablishing sound public finances and sustainable growth. This volume presents papers f...

Fiscal Politics

Fiscal Politics »

Series: Books

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Sanjeev Gupta , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475547900.071

ISBN: 9781475547900

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Budgets, Politics, Political Economy, Elections, Institutions, Parties

Two main themes of the book are that (1) politics can distort optimal fiscal policy through elections and through political fragmentation, and (2) rules and institutions can attenuate the negative effects of this d...

Managing the Oil Revenue Boom
			: The Role of Fiscal Institutions

Managing the Oil Revenue Boom : The Role of Fiscal Institutions »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mauricio Villafuerte , Rolando Ossowski , Theo Thomas , and Paulo Medas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067189.084

ISBN: 9781589067189

Keywords: Financial institutions, Oil revenues, oil-producing countries, fiscal policy, oil prices, fiscal rules

Oil-producing countries have benefited from rising oil prices in recent years. The increase in oil exports and oil revenues has had major implications for these countries. These developments have revealed how gover...

Manual on Fiscal Transparency

Manual on Fiscal Transparency »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 August 2002

Language: Russian

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061293.069

ISBN: 9781589061293

Keywords: fiscal transparency, fiscal activities, quasi-fiscal activities, fiscal policy, contingent liabilities, budget documentation, annual budget, fiscal data, fiscal position, public financial institutions

This Manual provides guidance on the implementation of the Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency by setting out its principles and practices in detail, and establishing priorities for improving fiscal trans...

Rebuilding Fiscal Institutions in Postconflict Countries

Rebuilding Fiscal Institutions in Postconflict Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Rina Bhattacharya , Benedict Clements , Sanjeev Gupta , Shamsuddin Tareq , Alex Segura-Ubiergo , and Todd Mattina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 December 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064492.084

ISBN: 9781589064492

Keywords: Post-conflict emergency assistance, public expenditure, expenditure, expenditure management, public expenditure management, fiscal institutions

This paper discusses experiences in reestablishing fiscal management in postconflict countries. Building fiscal institutions in postconflict countries essentially entails a three-step process: (1) creating a legal...

Fiscal Implications of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis

Fiscal Implications of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068506.084

ISBN: 9781589068506

Keywords: Budgets, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Financial institutions, Public finance, Pension funds, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Fiscal stability, financial sector, deposit insurance

The economic and financial crisis is affecting the fiscal accounts of virtually every country. Public sector support for the financial system, fiscal stimulus and the automatic stabilizers, as well as the revenue d...

Fiscal Councils

Fiscal Councils »

Source: Fiscal Councils : Rationale and Effectiveness

Volume/Issue: 2016/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Roel Beetsma , and Xavier Debrun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 2016

ISBN: 9781484322901

Keywords: Fiscal policy, deficit bias, independent fiscal institutions

The paper discusses the effectiveness of independent fiscal institutions-or fiscal councils-in taming the deficit bias that emerged in the 1970s. After a review of the main theoretical arguments and recent trends a...

Perspectives économiques régionales, Octobre 2009
			: Afrique subsaharienne Surmonter la tourmente

Perspectives économiques régionales, Octobre 2009 : Afrique subsaharienne Surmonter la tourmente »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2009

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069008.086

ISBN: 9781589069008

Keywords: debt, fiscal policy, exporting countries, oil exporters, oil-importing countries, importing countries, exchange rate regime, debt sustainability, exporters, deficits

Sub-Saharan Africa has been hit hard by the global recession, but signs of resilience remain. While South Africa and some other middle-income countries were caught in the turbulence of international financial marke...

Fiscal Rules: Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Fiscal Rules: Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland »

Source: Fiscal Rules : Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Volume: 17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jiro Honda , Manabu Nose , Cesar Sosa Padilla , Jose L. Torres , Murna Morgan , Fernando Im , and Natalia Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484309575

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sector, Fiscal data, Fiscal framework, Fiscal rules, Fiscal rules and institutions

Over the past decade, Lesotho and Swaziland have faced significant volatility in their fiscal revenues, owing to highly unstable Southern African Customs Union (SACU) receipts. Based on model analysis, this paper e...