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Government Wage Bill Management and Civil Service Reform in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

Government Wage Bill Management and Civil Service Reform in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union »

Source: Government Wage Bill Management and Civil Service Reform in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

Volume/Issue: 2019/110

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): A. E. Wayne Mitchell , Ronald James , and Ann Marie Wickham

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498304214

Keywords: Cost of living, Wage bill, Public sector wages, Social safety nets, Civil service census, Public Wage Bill, Fiscal Sustainability, Employment, Institutional Reforms, ECCU

In this study, we assess the size of the government wage bill and employment in the member countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union and their implications for fiscal sustainability and the adequacy of publ...

Government Wage Bill Management and Civil Service Reform in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

Government Wage Bill Management and Civil Service Reform in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union »

Volume/Issue: 2019/110

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): A. E. Wayne Mitchell , Ronald James , and Ann Marie Wickham

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498304214.001

ISBN: 9781498304214

Keywords: Cost of living, Wage bill, Public sector wages, Social safety nets, Civil service census, Public Wage Bill, Fiscal Sustainability, Employment, Institutional Reforms, ECCU

In this study, we assess the size of the government wage bill and employment in the member countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union and their implications for fiscal sustainability and the adequacy of publ...

Chapter 6 Intervention under Inflation Targeting

Chapter 6 Intervention under Inflation Targeting »

Source: Excerpt: Foreign Exchange Intervention in Inflation Targeters in Latin America

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 2019

ISBN: FXILAEAEX

Keywords: Central banks, Exchange policy, Foreign exchange intervention, Monetary policy, Inflation targeting, inflation-targeting;central bank;inflation target;inflation expectation;intervention policy

This chapter takes a close look at the experience with intervention under inflation- targeting frameworks in Latin America. In particular, it discusses the challenge...

Chapter 1 Introduction: Book in Brief

Chapter 1 Introduction: Book in Brief »

Source: Excerpt: Foreign Exchange Intervention in Inflation Targeters in Latin America

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 2019

ISBN: FXILAEAEX

Keywords: Central banks, Exchange policy, Foreign exchange intervention, Monetary policy, Inflation targeting, inflation-targeting;central bank;inflation target;inflation expectation;intervention policy

There is a growing interest in the use of foreign exchange intervention as a policy tool, particularly in emerging markets. Yet our understanding of many aspects of foreign exchange...

Excerpt: Foreign Exchange Intervention in Inflation Targeters in Latin America

Excerpt: Foreign Exchange Intervention in Inflation Targeters in Latin America »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/FXILAEAEX.073

ISBN: FXILAEAEX

Keywords: Central banks, Exchange policy, Foreign exchange intervention, Monetary policy, Inflation targeting, inflation-targeting;central bank;inflation target;inflation expectation;intervention policy

Foreign exchange intervention is widely used as a policy tool, particularly in emerging markets, but many facets of this tool remain limited, especially in the context of flexible exchange rate regimes. The Latin...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Excerpt: Foreign Exchange Intervention in Inflation Targeters in Latin America

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 2019

ISBN: FXILAEAEX

Keywords: Central banks, Exchange policy, Foreign exchange intervention, Monetary policy, Inflation targeting, inflation-targeting;central bank;inflation target;inflation expectation;intervention policy

Foreign exchange intervention is widely used as a policy tool, particularly in emerging markets, but many facets of this tool remain limited, especially in the context of flexible exchange rate regimes. The Latin...

Chapter 3. Caribbean Tourism in the Global Marketplace: Trends, Drivers, and Challenges

Chapter 3. Caribbean Tourism in the Global Marketplace: Trends, Drivers, and Challenges »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction The Caribbean region is highly dependent on tourism. The role of tourism in economic activity in the region increased steadily following the dismantling of the system of...

Chapter 4. Cuba Awakening: Potential Risks and Opportunities

Chapter 4. Cuba Awakening: Potential Risks and Opportunities »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction The growth of Caribbean tourism other than to Cuba is partly a post–Cuban revolution phenomenon. After the Cuban revolution in 1959, U.S. travel restrictions in 1963 clo...

Chapter 8. Debt Restructuring in the Caribbean—The Recent Experience

Chapter 8. Debt Restructuring in the Caribbean—The Recent Experience »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction Many economies in the Caribbean region have been caught in a low growth–high debt trap for decades. Debt has been built up over the years through large fiscal deficits,...

Chapter 14. Emigration and Remittances in the Caribbean

Chapter 14. Emigration and Remittances in the Caribbean »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction Outward migration has been an important phenomenon for countries in the Caribbean, where emigrants account for more than 20 percent of the region’s population, compared...