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3 Public Expenditure and Governance

3 Public Expenditure and Governance »

Source: The Macroeconomy of Central America

Series: Books

Author(s): Erik Offerdal , and Robert Rennhack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 August 2004

ISBN: 9781403936523

Keywords: exchange rate, public debt, dollarization, exchange rate regime, debt service

Introduction After a weak performance during the so-called lost decade of the 1980s, the economies of Central America rebounded to varying degrees in the 1990s. The rebound was due t...

2 Tax Reform: Trends and Possibilities

2 Tax Reform: Trends and Possibilities »

Source: The Macroeconomy of Central America

Series: Books

Author(s): Erik Offerdal , and Robert Rennhack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 August 2004

ISBN: 9781403936523

Keywords: exchange rate, public debt, dollarization, exchange rate regime, debt service

Introduction Central America’s economic performance improved markedly in the 1990s. 1 But there remain many challenges for this region, especially i...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: The Macroeconomy of Central America

Series: Books

Author(s): Erik Offerdal , and Robert Rennhack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 August 2004

ISBN: 9781403936523

Keywords: exchange rate, public debt, dollarization, exchange rate regime, debt service

Opportunities for growth and investment in Central America could well improve in the coming years, as the region's ties with the world economy grow closer. This integration, however, also presents important challen...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: The Macroeconomy of Central America

Series: Books

Author(s): Erik Offerdal , and Robert Rennhack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 August 2004

ISBN: 9781403936523

Keywords: exchange rate, public debt, dollarization, exchange rate regime, debt service

Opportunities for growth and investment in Central America could well improve in the coming years, as the region's ties with the world economy grow closer. This integration, however, also presents important challen...

4 Trade Structure and Policy

4 Trade Structure and Policy »

Source: The Macroeconomy of Central America

Series: Books

Author(s): Erik Offerdal , and Robert Rennhack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 August 2004

ISBN: 9781403936523

Keywords: exchange rate, public debt, dollarization, exchange rate regime, debt service

Introduction Historically there has been a close trading relationship between the United States and the Central American region. In the last few years this relationship has flourishe...

V Regional Integration and Exchange Rate Arrangements

V Regional Integration and Exchange Rate Arrangements »

Source: Central America : Global Integration and Regional Cooperation

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Markus Rodlauer , and Alfred Schipke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 July 2005

ISBN: 9781589064461

Keywords: Tax administration, Statistics, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate regime, free trade, trade diversion

The Central American–Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) with the United States, combined with increasing integration among the Central American countries, provides an opportunity to reflect o...

VI Regional Integration and Financial System Issues

VI Regional Integration and Financial System Issues »

Source: Central America : Global Integration and Regional Cooperation

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Markus Rodlauer , and Alfred Schipke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 July 2005

ISBN: 9781589064461

Keywords: Tax administration, Statistics, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate regime, free trade, trade diversion

Central America has made good progress over the past decade in stabilizing the macroeconomic environment and establishing a sound and efficient financial system. Macroeconomic stability and measures to addre...

VII Regional Issues in Macroeconomic Statistics

VII Regional Issues in Macroeconomic Statistics »

Source: Central America : Global Integration and Regional Cooperation

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Markus Rodlauer , and Alfred Schipke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 July 2005

ISBN: 9781589064461

Keywords: Tax administration, Statistics, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate regime, free trade, trade diversion

Central America has made significant efforts in recent years to improve data quality and provision, with a view to ensuring sound economic policymaking and to fostering investors’ confidence (see Box 7.1)....

VIII The Political Economy of Implementing Pro-Growth and Anti-Poverty Policy Strategies in Central America

VIII The Political Economy of Implementing Pro-Growth and Anti-Poverty Policy Strategies in Central America »

Source: Central America : Global Integration and Regional Cooperation

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Markus Rodlauer , and Alfred Schipke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 July 2005

ISBN: 9781589064461

Keywords: Tax administration, Statistics, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate regime, free trade, trade diversion

As described in the previous sections of this paper, Central America has made significant political, economic, and social progress since the start of the 1990s, but considerable challenges remain. Although t...