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Aid Scaling Up

Aid Scaling Up »

Source: Aid Scaling Up : Do Wage Bill Ceilings Stand in the Way?

Volume/Issue: 2006/106

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Annalisa Fedelino , Gerd Schwartz , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2006

ISBN: 9781451863666

Keywords: IMF conditionality, aid scaling up, MDGs, wage, salaries, civil service, government wages, National Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs, Wages, Compensation

This paper assesses whether the scaling up of aid and the resulting increase in government spending that is needed to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) would be hampered by wage bill ceilings that are of...

Counting the Oil Money and the Elderly: Norway's Public Sector Balance Sheet

Counting the Oil Money and the Elderly: Norway's Public Sector Balance Sheet »

Source: Counting the Oil Money and the Elderly: Norway's Public Sector Balance Sheet

Volume/Issue: 2018/190

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ezequiel Cabezon , and Christian Henn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2018

ISBN: 9781484370117

Keywords: Europe, Norway, Public Sector Balance Sheet, Intertemporal Fiscal Balances, Debt Sustainability, General, Social Security and Public Pensions, General, Governmental Loans and Credits, Norway

Based on a permanent income analysis, Gagnon (2018) has prominently suggested that Norway has saved too much, thereby free-riding on the rest of the world for demand. Our public sector balance sheet analysis comes...

Definitions of Government in IMF-Supported Programs

Definitions of Government in IMF-Supported Programs »

Source: Definitions of Government in IMF-Supported Programs

Volume: 13

Series: Technical Notes and Manuals

Author(s): Claudia Dziobek , Alberto Jimenez de Lucio , and James Chan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484313206

Keywords: Government finance statistics, Statistical definition of government, Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001 (GFSM 2001), System of National Accounts 2008 (2008 SNA), government, public sector, transparency, local governments, policies, General

This note addresses the following main issues: Statistical definitions of government (Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001) Institutional structure of government and public sector What is a precise defin...

Does Public Sector Inefficiency Constrain Firm Productivity

Does Public Sector Inefficiency Constrain Firm Productivity »

Source: Does Public Sector Inefficiency Constrain Firm Productivity : Evidence from Italian Provinces

Volume/Issue: 2015/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raffaela Giordano , Sergi Lanau , Pietro Tommasino , and Petia Topalova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513580630

Keywords: public sector efficiency, firm productivity, public, public sector, government, General

This paper studies the effect of public sector efficiency on firm productivity using data from more than 400,000 firms across Italy's provinces. Exploiting the large heterogeneity in the efficiency of the public se...

Financial and Business Cycles in Brazil1

Financial and Business Cycles in Brazil1 »

Source: Financial and Business Cycles in Brazil

Volume/Issue: 2017/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ivo Krznar , and Troy Matheson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475571042

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Econometric models, Public sector, Private sector, Financial risk, Brazil, Business cycles, Credit expansion, Procyclicality of financial system, Parameter estimation

This paper explores the nexus between the financial cycle and business cycle in Brazil. Cycles are estimated using a variety of commonly-used statistical methods and with a small, semistructural model of the Brazil...

Finland's Public Sector Balance Sheet

Finland's Public Sector Balance Sheet »

Source: Finland's Public Sector Balance Sheet : A Novel Approach to Analysis of Public Finance

Volume/Issue: 2018/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maren Brede , and Christian Henn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484349885

Keywords: Finland, Debt sustainability, Europe, Public Sector Balance Sheet, Intertemporal Fiscal Balances, General, Social Security and Public Pensions, Forecasts of Budgets, Deficits, and Debt

We construct a comprehensive public sector balance sheet for Finland from 2000 to 2016 by complementing general government statistics with data on public corporations and public pensions. We show that exposure to v...

Fiscal Policy and Debt Sustainability

Fiscal Policy and Debt Sustainability »

Source: Fiscal Policy and Debt Sustainability : Cardoso's Brazil, 1995-2002

Volume/Issue: 2004/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451857436

Keywords: institutions, public debt, central bank, public sector debt, fiscal adjustment, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General, Social Security and Public Pensions, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General

We look into Brazil's public sector accounts during the two administrations of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso: 1995-98 and 1998-2002. We underline the fact that the authorities' attitude was as important as th...

Fiscal Sustainability and Resource Mobilization in the Dominican Republic

Fiscal Sustainability and Resource Mobilization in the Dominican Republic »

Source: Fiscal Sustainability and Resource Mobilization in the Dominican Republic

Volume/Issue: 2003/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Oscar Melhado Orellana

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451843767

Keywords: public debt, central bank, external debt, public sector debt, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General,

This paper examines fiscal sustainability and resource mobilization in the Dominican Republic. The fiscal position appears to be sustainable, if resource mobilization is strengthened. If expenditure continues to ri...

IMF Completes Review Under Lesotho’s PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$4.6 Million Disbursement

IMF Completes Review Under Lesotho’s PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$4.6 Million Disbursement »

Source: Lesotho : Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Performance Criteria

Volume/Issue: 2002/218

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2002

ISBN: 9781451823769

Keywords: central bank, debt, budget, accountant general, public sector

This paper assesses Lesotho's Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Performance Criteria. The government has declared a state of famine that is a...

Lesotho
			: Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Performance Criteria

Lesotho : Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Performance Criteria »

Volume/Issue: 2002/218

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451823769.002

ISBN: 9781451823769

Keywords: central bank, debt, budget, accountant general, public sector

This paper assesses Lesotho's Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Performance Criteria. The government has declared a state of famine that is a...