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Fiscal Monitor, April 2019

Curbing Corruption

The April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption.

Governance, Corruption, and Economic Performance

Governance, Corruption, and Economic Performance »

Series: Books

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , and George Abed

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061163.071

ISBN: 9781589061163

Keywords: decentralization, military spending, military, tax revenue, government expenditure

This volume presents 18 recent IMF research studies on the causes and consequences of corruption, as well as how it can most effectively be combated to improve governance, increase economic growth, and reduce pover...

Fiscal Federalism in Theory and Practice

Fiscal Federalism in Theory and Practice »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756633.071

ISBN: 9781557756633

Keywords: tax administration, taxation, intergovernmental fiscal relations, tax revenue, local governments

Over the past few decades, a clear trend has emerged worldwide toward the devolution of spending and, to a lesser extent, revenue-raising responsibilities to state and local levels of government. One view is that t...

Roads to Nowhere
			: How Corruption in Public investment Hurts Growth

Roads to Nowhere : How Corruption in Public investment Hurts Growth »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 March 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757104.051

ISBN: 9781557757104

Keywords: public investment, government revenue, current expenditure, investment projects, rate of return

In some countries, corrupt politicians appear to choose investment projects based on the opportunity for bribes and kickbacks these projectspresent. This paper contends that such corruption increases the numberof c...

China

China »

Source: China : How Can Revenue Reforms Contribute to Inclusive and Sustainable Growth?

Volume/Issue: 2015/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Waikei Lam , and Philippe Wingender

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2015

ISBN: 9781475531138

Keywords: tax, revenue, taxes, revenues, local government, General,

Revenue reforms can contribute to more inclusive, green, and sustainable growth in China. Relative to OECD economies, fiscal policy in China is less redistributive. Options for promoting more inclusive growth inc...

Recent Improvements to the Government Finance Statistics Yearbook Database in Response to Analytical Needs

Recent Improvements to the Government Finance Statistics Yearbook Database in Response to Analytical Needs »

Source: Recent Improvements to the Government Finance Statistics Yearbook Database in Response to Analytical Needs

Volume/Issue: 2013/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mike Seiferling

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2013

ISBN: 9781475528251

Keywords: government finance, accrual accounting, government revenue, General,

The demand for high quality detailed public finance statistics covering a globally representative sample of countries has increased dramatically during the recent financial crisis. Due to the complexity of public f...

The Fiscal Dimensions of Adjustment in Low-Income Countries

The Fiscal Dimensions of Adjustment in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Claire Liuksila , Henri Lorie , Walter Mahler , and Karim Nashashibi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752291.084

ISBN: 9781557752291

Keywords: Budgetary reforms, Government expenditures, Structural adjustment, Tax administration, Tax reforms, Taxation, expenditure, fiscal adjustment, capital expenditure, tax revenue

A strengthened fiscal position is at the core of most economic adjustment programs supported by IMF lending, especially for the poorer countries that draw on the IMF's structural adjustment facilities. This paper r...

Natural Resource Endowments, Governance, and the Domestic Revenue Effort

Natural Resource Endowments, Governance, and the Domestic Revenue Effort »

Source: Natural Resource Endowments, Governance, and the Domestic Revenue Effort : Evidence from a Panel of Countries

Volume/Issue: 2008/170

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Thornton , Fabian Bornhorst , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

ISBN: 9781451870282

Keywords: hydrocarbon revenues, domestic revenue effort, government revenue, equation, statistics, autocorrelation,

The recent development literature stresses that countries that receive large revenues from natural resource endowments typically raise less revenue from domestic taxation, and that this creates governance problems...

U.S. State and Local Government Finances Over the Current Cycle

U.S. State and Local Government Finances Over the Current Cycle »

Source: U.S. State and Local Government Finances Over the Current Cycle

Volume/Issue: 1992/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1992

ISBN: 9781451853520

Keywords: local government, local governments, local government sector, local government employees, local government revenues

The recent slowdown in the U.S. economy has led to state and local government tax increases and expenditure cuts that have lowered aggregate demand, in contrast to earlier downturns when the sector provided signifi...

Fiscal Policy Sustainability in Oil-Producing Countries

Fiscal Policy Sustainability in Oil-Producing Countries »

Source: Fiscal Policy Sustainability in Oil-Producing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1994/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sheila Bassett , Claire Liuksila , and Alejandro García

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1994

ISBN: 9781451855852

Keywords: oil reserves, fiscal stance, oil revenues, government revenue

Assessing the sustainability of a given fiscal policy is especially important for countries that depend on income from exhaustible resources. Political and growth pressures may push governments to raise expenditure...

Fiscal Monitor, April 2019
			: Curbing Corruption

Fiscal Monitor, April 2019 : Curbing Corruption »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498302180.089

ISBN: 9781498302180

Keywords: Corruption, Corruption in politics. Economic aspects, Economic growth, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, Tax revenue, Fiscal policy, inclusive growth, global integration, fiscal outlook

This report discusses fiscal policies to prepare for the next downturn and foster long-term inclusive growth by adapting to changing demographics, advancing technology, and deepening global integration. It also cov...