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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...

Republic of Estonia

Republic of Estonia »

Source: Republic of Estonia : Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2019/152

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498318235

Keywords: Public sector investments, Fiscal sector, Fiscal policy, Treasury management, Economic growth, PPPs, investment project, funded project, SOEs, public investment

Public investment is a priority spending area, and Estonia is seeking to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of its capital expenditure from an already high level. Estonia's general government capital expen...

Investing in Public Investment

Investing in Public Investment »

Source: Investing in Public Investment : An Index of Public Investment Efficiency

Volume/Issue: 2011/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zac Mills , Annette Kyobe , Jim Brumby , Chris Papageorgiou , and Era Dabla-Norris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

ISBN: 9781455217892

Keywords: public investment management, project appraisal, selection, implementation, and evaluation, growth, investment management, budget institutions, investment projects, investment spending

This paper introduces a new index that captures the institutional environment underpinning public investment management across four different stages: project appraisal, selection, implementation, and evaluation. Co...

Corruption, Public Investment, and Growth1

Corruption, Public Investment, and Growth1 »

Source: Corruption, Public Investment, and Growth

Volume/Issue: 1997/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi , and Hamid Davoodi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1997

ISBN: 9781451929515

Keywords: public investment, growth, productivity, government revenue, current expenditure, investment projects, government finance statistics

Corruption, particularly political or “grand” corruption, distorts the entire decision-making process connected with public investment projects. The degree of distortions is higher with weaker auditin...

Roads to Nowhere: How Corruption in Public Investment Hurts Growth

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

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781557757104

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

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies marking the opening of investment projects—such as roads, dams, irrigation canals, power plants, ports, airports, schools, and hospitals—are every politician’s dream. These occasion...

Public Investment in a Developing Country Facing Resource Depletion

Public Investment in a Developing Country Facing Resource Depletion »

Source: Public Investment in a Developing Country Facing Resource Depletion

Volume/Issue: 2015/236

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adrian Alter , Matteo Ghilardi , and Dalia Hakura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513530253

Keywords: Public Capital, Investment Efficiency, Project Selection, investment, public investment, debt, revenues, revenue, International Lending and Debt Problems, Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development

This paper analyzes the tradeoffs between savings, debt and public investment in the Republic of Congo, a developing country with looming oil exhaustibility concerns. Our results highlight the risks to fiscal and c...

Public-Private Partnerships in the Caribbean Region

Public-Private Partnerships in the Caribbean Region »

Source: Public-Private Partnerships in the Caribbean Region : Reaping the Benefits while Managing Fiscal Risks

Volume/Issue: 2019/7

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Maximilien Queyranne , Wendell Daal , and Katja Funke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498307062

Keywords: Public-private partnership, Caribbean, Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Center (CARTAC), Fiscal risk, Financial management information systems, National income, Financial statistics, Public investments, Real sector, PPPs

To provide policymakers in the Caribbean with a governance framework for improving infrastructure through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), while limiting their fiscal costs and risks for the government. And to s...

From Global Savings Glut to Financing Infrastructure

From Global Savings Glut to Financing Infrastructure »

Source: From Global Savings Glut to Financing Infrastructure

Volume/Issue: 2016/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , Patrick Bolton , Sanjay Peters , Frederic Samama , and Joseph Stiglitz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2016

ISBN: 9781475591835

Keywords: H49, H54, G30, G38, projects, bank, risk, equity, General, Government Policy and Regulation

This paper investigates the emerging global landscape for public-private co-investments in infrastructure. The creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and other so-called “infrastructure investment pla...

A Framework for Efficient Government Investment

A Framework for Efficient Government Investment »

Source: A Framework for Efficient Government Investment

Volume/Issue: 2013/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Warner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475579147

Keywords: Welfare economics, scope and performance of government, externalities, cost-benefit analysis, subsidy, private returns, rates of return, investment projects, Structure and Scope of Government, Business Taxes and Subsidies

Welfare economics, scope and performance of government, externalities, public goods, cost-benefit analysis, subsidies economize on spending without losing effectiveness by modifying the conceptual framework guiding...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: 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

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...