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APPENDIX 1. Country Experiences with Scaled-Up Aid

APPENDIX 1. Country Experiences with Scaled-Up Aid »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589067035

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

In the past, aid recipients often experienced sharp swings in aid flows. Net aid flows to Pakistan, for example, increased by a factor of 2.5 between 1997 and 2004, and nearly tripled to Ethiopia during the...

APPENDIX 2. Expenditure Efficiency—An Empirical Assessment

APPENDIX 2. Expenditure Efficiency—An Empirical Assessment »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589067035

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

It will be essential for low-income countries to make efficient use of scaled-up aid to ensure sustained progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In particular, efficient spending in priority...

CHAPTER 3. Choosing an Expenditure Path

CHAPTER 3. Choosing an Expenditure Path »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589067035

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

The IMF’s advice and program design encourage aid recipients to spend all aid fully and effectively. How much and how fast scaled-up aid should be spent over the medium term is a function of the following:...

CHAPTER 6. Conclusions

CHAPTER 6. Conclusions »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589067035

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

Sound fiscal policies are critical for handling aid volatility as well as for making effective use of scaled-up aid and other flows. By easing resource constraints, these flows allow low-income countries to...

CHAPTER 4. Dealing with Aid Uncertainty and Volatility

CHAPTER 4. Dealing with Aid Uncertainty and Volatility »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589067035

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

Aid volatility complicates fiscal policy implementation. Aid flows are more volatile than revenues (Bulíř and Hamann, 2007) and significantly more volatile than remittances (Gupta, Pattillo, and Wagh, 2007)....

CHAPTER 2. Establishing a Medium-Term Resource Envelope

CHAPTER 2. Establishing a Medium-Term Resource Envelope »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589067035

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

The first step in establishing a medium-term resource envelope is to collect information on the intentions of official and private donors. Governments typically lack information on private aid flows, and a p...

CHAPTER 1. Introduction

CHAPTER 1. Introduction »

Source: 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

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 (MDGs). The March 2002 Monterrey Consensus ca...

CHAPTER 5. Strengthening Institutions to Promote Effective Utilization of Aid

CHAPTER 5. Strengthening Institutions to Promote Effective Utilization of Aid »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589067035

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

Ensuring efficient public expenditure calls for strengthening fiscal institutions, including PFM systems. 20 Sound and effective PFM systems are important for several reasons: (1)...

Conclusions

Conclusions »

Source: Monitoring and Managing Fiscal Risks in the East African Community

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , Herve Joly , Ari Aisen , Emre Alper , Francois Boutin-Dufresne , Jemma Dridi , Nikoloz Gigineishvili , Tom Josephs , Clara Mira , Vimal Thakoor , Alun Thomas , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 August 2015

ISBN: 9781513551265

Keywords: Burundi, East Africa, Fiscal risk, Infrastructure, Kenya, Public enterprises, Risk management, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

Enhanced monitoring and management of fiscal risks would bring considerable benefits to all EAC partner countries—both individually and to the region as a whole—by reducing the scope for international spillo...

Monitoring and Managing Fiscal Risks in the East African Community

Monitoring and Managing Fiscal Risks in the East African Community »

Volume: 15

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , Herve Joly , Ari Aisen , Emre Alper , Francois Boutin-Dufresne , Jemma Dridi , Nikoloz Gigineishvili , Tom Josephs , Clara Mira , Vimal Thakoor , Alun Thomas , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 August 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513551265.087

ISBN: 9781513551265

Keywords: Burundi, East Africa, Fiscal risk, Infrastructure, Kenya, Public enterprises, Risk management, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

This paper takes stock of the main fiscal risks facing the EAC partner countries. These include macroeconomic shocks, and specific risks, such as the financial performance of the public enterprises, large infrastru...