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Budget Institutions in G-20 Countries - An Update

Budget Institutions in G-20 Countries - An Update »

Source: Budget Institutions in G-20 Countries - An Update

Volume/Issue: 2014/041

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498343541

Keywords: Budgeting, Budgets, Cross country analysis, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal policy, Fiscal risk, Group of Twenty, Risk management, National budgets, Budget estimates

The recent crisis left many G-20 countries with significant fiscal consolidation needs. There is evidence that well-designed budget institutions can help countries to plan and deliver successful fiscal adjustments....

Call for Papers: Sixteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference “Unconventional Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies”

Call for Papers: Sixteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference “Unconventional Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies” »

Source: Research Bulletin, March 2015

Volume/Issue: 16/1

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2015

ISBN: 9781475551389

Keywords: oil market; oil prices; energy subsidies; public spending; social spending; GDP; output; potential output; fiscal accounts; general equilibrium

Articles in the March 2015 Research Bulletin focus on the oil market, energy subsidies, and output. The Research Summary on "An Exploration in Deep Corners of the Oil Market," authored by Rabah Arezki, Douglas Laxt...

Caribbean Small States - Challenges of High Debt and Low Growth

Caribbean Small States - Challenges of High Debt and Low Growth »

Source: Caribbean Small States - Challenges of High Debt and Low Growth

Volume/Issue: 2013/011

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 February 2013

ISBN: 9781498342261

Keywords: Caribbean, Cross country analysis, Debt restructuring, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Export competitiveness, Fiscal policy, Public debt, Relationships with Fund, Small states

This paper presents background on Caribbean small states as context for the main paper, 'Macroeconomic Issues in Small States and Implications for Fund Engagement.' It draws on recent analytical work presented at a...

Caucasus and Central Asia

Caucasus and Central Asia »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2016, Middle East and Central Asia

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2016

ISBN: 9781513534497

Keywords: Oil prices, Fiscal policy, Economic growth, Central banks, Inflation, cheaper oil, global spillovers, China’s rebalancing, fiscal deficits, CCA

Population, millions (2015) GDP per capita, U.S. dollars (2015) Sources: IMF Regional Economic Outlook database; and Microsoft Map Land. Note: Th...

3. Caucasus and Central Asia: Is the Worst Over?

3. Caucasus and Central Asia: Is the Worst Over? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2016, Middle East and Central Asia

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2016

ISBN: 9781513534497

Keywords: Oil prices, Fiscal policy, Economic growth, Central banks, Inflation, cheaper oil, global spillovers, China’s rebalancing, fiscal deficits, CCA

Fiscal accommodation and exchange rate adjustment have helped the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) mitigate the immediate impact from large and persistent external shocks, particularly the slump...

CCA Region Highlights

CCA Region Highlights »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2016, Middle East and Central Asia

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2016

ISBN: 9781513534497

Keywords: Oil prices, Fiscal policy, Economic growth, Central banks, Inflation, cheaper oil, global spillovers, China’s rebalancing, fiscal deficits, CCA

The CCA region has been hit by large and persistent external shocks since 2014, particularly the slump in commodity prices and slowdown in its key economic partners (mainly Russia and China). Regional growth...

Changing Patterns in Low-Income Country Financing and Implications for Fund Policies on External Financing and Debt

Changing Patterns in Low-Income Country Financing and Implications for Fund Policies on External Financing and Debt »

Source: Changing Patterns in Low-Income Country Financing and Implications for Fund Policies on External Financing and Debt

Volume/Issue: 2009/015

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2009

ISBN: 9781498336253

Keywords: Debt, Debt management, Debt sustainability, External debt, External financing, Fund policies, Low-income developing countries, Domestic debt, External debt limits, Access to international capital markets

Low-income countries (LICs) face significant challenges in meeting their development objectives while maintaining a sustainable debt position. The international community's main answer to this dilemma has been to p...

Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency, revised April 2007

Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency, revised April 2007 »

Source: Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency, revised April 2007

Volume/Issue: 2007/015

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 April 2007

ISBN: 9781498333566

Keywords: Standards and codes, Fiscal policy, Revenue administration, Fiscal management, Public finance, Budget preparation, final account, open manner, non-tax, extrabudgetary

The IMF has revised its Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency, following a public consultation process. Nine new practices have been added to the Code and many existing practices have been broadened in scop...

Crisis-Related Measures in the Financial System and Sovereign Balance Sheet Risks

Crisis-Related Measures in the Financial System and Sovereign Balance Sheet Risks »

Source: Crisis-Related Measures in the Financial System and Sovereign Balance Sheet Risks

Volume/Issue: 2009/053

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2009

ISBN: 9781498335751

Keywords: External debt, Financial crisis, Financial systems, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal stability, Intervention, Monetary policy, Public finance, Sovereign debt

This paper examines the fiscal and financial risk implications of support measures in a sovereign balance sheet framework, making the point that the ultimate fiscal cost will depend on how balance sheets are manage...

Cross-Cutting Themes in Major Article IV Consultations

Cross-Cutting Themes in Major Article IV Consultations »

Source: Cross-Cutting Themes in Major Article IV Consultations

Volume/Issue: 2009/054

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 August 2009

ISBN: 9781498335690

Keywords: Article IV consultations, Background papers, Banking systems, Credit risk, Europe, Financial crisis, Fiscal policy, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Monetary policy, Risk management

This paper is part of a broader on-going effort to bring a more cross-country perspective to bilateral surveillance, taking advantage of a cluster of Article IV consultations with five systemically important econom...