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The Fiscal Dimensions of Adjustment in Low-Income Countries

The Fiscal Dimensions of Adjustment in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Claire Liuksila , Henri Lorie , Walter Mahler , and Karim Nashashibi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752291.084

ISBN: 9781557752291

Keywords: Budgetary reforms, Government expenditures, Structural adjustment, Tax administration, Tax reforms, Taxation, expenditure, fiscal adjustment, capital expenditure, tax revenue

A strengthened fiscal position is at the core of most economic adjustment programs supported by IMF lending, especially for the poorer countries that draw on the IMF's structural adjustment facilities. This paper r...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: The Fiscal Dimensions of Adjustment in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Claire Liuksila , Henri Lorie , Walter Mahler , and Karim Nashashibi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 1992

ISBN: 9781557752291

Keywords: Budgetary reforms, Government expenditures, Structural adjustment, Tax administration, Tax reforms, Taxation, expenditure, fiscal adjustment, capital expenditure, tax revenue

Fiscal adjustment is at the core of most programs supported by IMF lending arrangements and has been particularly important in programs supported by the structural adjustment facility and enhanced structural...

II Fiscal Performance Under SAF/ESAF: Overall Analysis

II Fiscal Performance Under SAF/ESAF: Overall Analysis »

Source: The Fiscal Dimensions of Adjustment in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Claire Liuksila , Henri Lorie , Walter Mahler , and Karim Nashashibi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 1992

ISBN: 9781557752291

Keywords: Budgetary reforms, Government expenditures, Structural adjustment, Tax administration, Tax reforms, Taxation, expenditure, fiscal adjustment, capital expenditure, tax revenue

There is no “typical” SAF/ESAF country. However, countries that enter into SAF/ESAF arrangements have a number of common characteristics. To qualify for the concessional assistance provided under these arran...

III Nature of Fiscal Adjustment

III Nature of Fiscal Adjustment »

Source: The Fiscal Dimensions of Adjustment in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Claire Liuksila , Henri Lorie , Walter Mahler , and Karim Nashashibi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 1992

ISBN: 9781557752291

Keywords: Budgetary reforms, Government expenditures, Structural adjustment, Tax administration, Tax reforms, Taxation, expenditure, fiscal adjustment, capital expenditure, tax revenue

While Section II focused on the aggregate measures used to assess the magnitude of fiscal adjustment during the program periods, the sources of fiscal adjustment are just as important as the size of the cut...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Ex-Post Assessment of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement and First Post-Program Monitoring Discussion with Sri Lanka

IMF Executive Board Concludes Ex-Post Assessment of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement and First Post-Program Monitoring Discussion with Sri Lanka »

Source: Sri Lanka : Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2014/290

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498377256

Keywords: tax revenues, tax reform, debt service, fiscal adjustment, fiscal deficit

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Sri Lanka's 2009 Stand-By Arrangement was initiated at the onset of the global financial crisis. It also coincided with the ending of the country's decades-old civil conflict. This unusual combi...

Sri Lanka
			: Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement

Sri Lanka : Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement »

Volume/Issue: 2014/290

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 September 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498377256.002

ISBN: 9781498377256

Keywords: tax revenues, tax reform, debt service, fiscal adjustment, fiscal deficit

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Sri Lanka's 2009 Stand-By Arrangement was initiated at the onset of the global financial crisis. It also coincided with the ending of the country's decades-old civil conflict. This unusual combi...

IV Structural Reforms

IV Structural Reforms »

Source: The Fiscal Dimensions of Adjustment in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Claire Liuksila , Henri Lorie , Walter Mahler , and Karim Nashashibi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 1992

ISBN: 9781557752291

Keywords: Budgetary reforms, Government expenditures, Structural adjustment, Tax administration, Tax reforms, Taxation, expenditure, fiscal adjustment, capital expenditure, tax revenue

Four major types of structural adjustment in the fiscal area are present in the SAF and ESAF programs: (1) privatization or liquidation of public enterprises, and improvements in pricing and efficiency in th...

Sri Lanka: Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement

Sri Lanka: Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement »

Source: Sri Lanka : Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2014/290

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498377256

Keywords: tax revenues, tax reform, debt service, fiscal adjustment, fiscal deficit

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Sri Lanka's 2009 Stand-By Arrangement was initiated at the onset of the global financial crisis. It also coincided with the ending of the country's decades-old civil conflict. This unusual combi...

Statement by Rakesh Mohan, Executive Director for Sri Lanka and K.D. Ranasinghe, Alternate Executive Director, November 27, 2013

Statement by Rakesh Mohan, Executive Director for Sri Lanka and K.D. Ranasinghe, Alternate Executive Director, November 27, 2013 »

Source: Sri Lanka : Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2014/290

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498377256

Keywords: tax revenues, tax reform, debt service, fiscal adjustment, fiscal deficit

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Sri Lanka's 2009 Stand-By Arrangement was initiated at the onset of the global financial crisis. It also coincided with the ending of the country's decades-old civil conflict. This unusual combi...

Statistical Appendix

Statistical Appendix »

Source: The Fiscal Dimensions of Adjustment in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Claire Liuksila , Henri Lorie , Walter Mahler , and Karim Nashashibi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 1992

ISBN: 9781557752291

Keywords: Budgetary reforms, Government expenditures, Structural adjustment, Tax administration, Tax reforms, Taxation, expenditure, fiscal adjustment, capital expenditure, tax revenue

Table 1. SAF/ESAF Programs: Real GDP (Percentage change)...