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Chapter 3. An Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Successful Subsidy Reform

Chapter 3. An Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Successful Subsidy Reform »

Source: Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa : Recent Progress and Challenges Ahead

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Carlo Sdralevich , Randa Sab , Younes Zouhar , and Giorgia Albertin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498350433

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Middle East, North Africa, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal policy, Social safety nets, Political economy, Subsidies, prices, food subsidies

In this chapter, we develop a rigorous and detailed approach to the problem of identifying the potential determinants of a successful subsidy reform. Our analysis builds on the exis...

Chapter 4. Bolstering Financial Stability and Development

Chapter 4. Bolstering Financial Stability and Development »

Source: Toward New Horizons : Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transition

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Daniela Gressani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484311462

Keywords: Civil service, Exchange rate regimes, Financial systems, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Government expenditures, Middle East, Monetary policy, North Africa, Islamic banking

Financial systems in the ACTs could gain significantly from reforms that foster financial stability and development. Although banks are sizeable, competition remains limited, with significant state ownership...

Chapter 6. Conclusions

Chapter 6. Conclusions »

Source: Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa : Recent Progress and Challenges Ahead

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Carlo Sdralevich , Randa Sab , Younes Zouhar , and Giorgia Albertin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498350433

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Middle East, North Africa, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal policy, Social safety nets, Political economy, Subsidies, prices, food subsidies

Main Lessons and Takeaways In this paper, we have reviewed subsidy reform in many countries in the world with particular attention to the reforms recently undertaken in the Middle Ea...

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 1. Introduction »

Source: Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa : Recent Progress and Challenges Ahead

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Carlo Sdralevich , Randa Sab , Younes Zouhar , and Giorgia Albertin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498350433

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Middle East, North Africa, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal policy, Social safety nets, Political economy, Subsidies, prices, food subsidies

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is going through a period of unprecedented change. 1 Political transitions—ranging in intensity from...

Chapter 1. Introduction and Summary

Chapter 1. Introduction and Summary »

Source: Toward New Horizons : Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transition

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Daniela Gressani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484311462

Keywords: Civil service, Exchange rate regimes, Financial systems, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Government expenditures, Middle East, Monetary policy, North Africa, Islamic banking

The political transitions in the Arab world have created an opportunity for economic transformation. The political landscape is changing and new stakeholders have become active, while old vested interests st...

Chapter 5. Issues of Special Interest to the Middle East and North Africa

Chapter 5. Issues of Special Interest to the Middle East and North Africa »

Source: Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa : Recent Progress and Challenges Ahead

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Carlo Sdralevich , Randa Sab , Younes Zouhar , and Giorgia Albertin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498350433

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Middle East, North Africa, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal policy, Social safety nets, Political economy, Subsidies, prices, food subsidies

This chapter will cover topics of particular importance to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), based on recent reform experiences: best practices in social safety nets, impact...

Chapter 6. Managing Economic Change During The Transitions

Chapter 6. Managing Economic Change During The Transitions »

Source: Toward New Horizons : Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transition

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Daniela Gressani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484311462

Keywords: Civil service, Exchange rate regimes, Financial systems, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Government expenditures, Middle East, Monetary policy, North Africa, Islamic banking

Generating success in economic transformation requires a coordinated effort. The complexity of the task under adverse conditions necessitates a heightened focus on navigating the political economy and a stro...

Chapter 3. Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy for Stability, Growth, and Jobs

Chapter 3. Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy for Stability, Growth, and Jobs »

Source: Toward New Horizons : Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transition

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Daniela Gressani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484311462

Keywords: Civil service, Exchange rate regimes, Financial systems, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Government expenditures, Middle East, Monetary policy, North Africa, Islamic banking

The ACTs’ longstanding monetary and exchange rate policies have traditionally supported stability, but with pressures building up from time to time. Most ACTs have historically relied on stable exchange rate...

Chapter 4. Recent Experiences of Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa

Chapter 4. Recent Experiences of Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa »

Source: Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa : Recent Progress and Challenges Ahead

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Carlo Sdralevich , Randa Sab , Younes Zouhar , and Giorgia Albertin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498350433

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Middle East, North Africa, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal policy, Social safety nets, Political economy, Subsidies, prices, food subsidies

In the past three years, subsidy reform in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries has received a new impulse, for two main reasons. 1 First,...

Chapter 5. Reform for Sustainable, Job-Creating, Private Sector–led Growth

Chapter 5. Reform for Sustainable, Job-Creating, Private Sector–led Growth »

Source: Toward New Horizons : Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transition

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Daniela Gressani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484311462

Keywords: Civil service, Exchange rate regimes, Financial systems, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Government expenditures, Middle East, Monetary policy, North Africa, Islamic banking

The ACTs have contended for years with structural economic challenges. Many have moved over time from state-led economies to systems relying more on private sector–led growth. Nonetheless, competition in dom...