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Fiscal Monitor, April 2019

Curbing Corruption

The April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption.

World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

Attaining Selected Sustainable Development Goals in Guatemala: Spending, Provision, and Financing Needs

Attaining Selected Sustainable Development Goals in Guatemala: Spending, Provision, and Financing Needs »

Source: Attaining Selected Sustainable Development Goals in Guatemala: Spending, Provision, and Financing Needs

Volume/Issue: 2019/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Esther Perez Ruiz , and Mauricio Soto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484398005

Keywords: Economic growth, Poverty, Capital expenditure, Development, Social security, Sustainable Devleopment Goals, Fiscal Policy., SDG, MDGs, private sector participation

Raising living standards continues to be the main challenge facing Guatemala, as a matter of economic success and social cohesion. This paper discusses the spending, financing, and delivery capacity aspects of a vi...

Australia: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation

Australia: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Australia : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Australia

Volume/Issue: 2019/55

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484399019

Keywords: Economic growth, Credit, Unemployment, Fiscal policy, Employment, household debt;RBA;wage growth;interest-only;Haver

Australia experienced only a minor downturn after the end of the mining investment and commodity price boom but, as elsewhere, the adjustment and rebalancing has been slow, with below-target inflation and low wage...

Australia: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Australia: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Australia : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Australia

Volume/Issue: 2019/55

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484399019

Keywords: Economic growth, Credit, Unemployment, Fiscal policy, Employment, household debt;RBA;wage growth;interest-only;Haver

Australia experienced only a minor downturn after the end of the mining investment and commodity price boom but, as elsewhere, the adjustment and rebalancing has been slow, with below-target inflation and low wage...

Back to basics: Does a Minimum Wage Help Workers?

Back to basics: Does a Minimum Wage Help Workers? »

Source: Finance & Development, March 2019

Volume/Issue: 56/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484398784

Keywords: Finance and Development, Development, Economic growth, Poverty, Labor markets, Women, advanced economy, childcare, develop economy, gender gap

Finance and Development...

Banking on the Future of Women

Banking on the Future of Women »

Source: Finance & Development, March 2019

Volume/Issue: 56/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484398784

Keywords: Finance and Development, Development, Economic growth, Poverty, Labor markets, Women, advanced economy, childcare, develop economy, gender gap

Finance and Development...

Bulgaria: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Bulgaria

Bulgaria: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Bulgaria »

Source: Bulgaria : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Bulgaria

Volume/Issue: 2019/83

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498304665

Keywords: Economic growth, Monetary statistics, Central banks, Gross domestic product, Consumption, BNB, staff report, HICP, ERM II, SOEs

Economic performance remains robust but risks to the outlook are tilted to the downside amid slowing external demand. Sound macroeconomic policies notwithstanding, Bulgaria faces a sizable income gap vis-à-vis the...

Bulgaria: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Bulgaria: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Bulgaria : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Bulgaria

Volume/Issue: 2019/83

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498304665

Keywords: Economic growth, Monetary statistics, Central banks, Gross domestic product, Consumption, BNB, staff report, HICP, ERM II, SOEs

Economic performance remains robust but risks to the outlook are tilted to the downside amid slowing external demand. Sound macroeconomic policies notwithstanding, Bulgaria faces a sizable income gap vis-à-vis the...

Bulgaria: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Supplementary Information

Bulgaria: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Supplementary Information »

Source: Bulgaria : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Bulgaria

Volume/Issue: 2019/83

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498304665

Keywords: Economic growth, Monetary statistics, Central banks, Gross domestic product, Consumption, BNB, staff report, HICP, ERM II, SOEs

Economic performance remains robust but risks to the outlook are tilted to the downside amid slowing external demand. Sound macroeconomic policies notwithstanding, Bulgaria faces a sizable income gap vis-à-vis the...

Chapter 2 Curbing Corruption

Chapter 2 Curbing Corruption »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, April 2019 : Curbing Corruption

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498302180

Keywords: Corruption, Corruption in politics. Economic aspects, Economic growth, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, Tax revenue, Fiscal policy, inclusive growth, global integration, fiscal outlook

Introduction Corruption—the abuse of public office for private gain—distorts the activities of the state and ultimately takes a toll on economic growth and the quality of people’s li...

Chapter 1 Fiscal Policy for a Changing Global Economy

Chapter 1 Fiscal Policy for a Changing Global Economy »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, April 2019 : Curbing Corruption

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498302180

Keywords: Corruption, Corruption in politics. Economic aspects, Economic growth, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, Tax revenue, Fiscal policy, inclusive growth, global integration, fiscal outlook

With global growth slowing and uncertainty rising, fiscal policy should prepare for potential downturns—balancing stabilization and sustainability objectives—and put more emphasis on reforms to...