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Application of Structural Conditionality - 2009 Annual Report

Application of Structural Conditionality - 2009 Annual Report »

Source: Application of Structural Conditionality - 2009 Annual Report

Volume/Issue: 2010/019

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2010

ISBN: 9781498337748

Keywords: Annual reports, Conditionality, Conditionality guidelines, Fund arrangements, Fund-supported adjustment programs, General Resources Account, Policy Support Instrument, Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Financial regulation and supervision, Economic conditions

Motivation and approach. Last year's major reforms of the Fund's lending instruments, together with the commitment to treble its resources, made a significant contribution to global stabilization as Fund lending cr...

Arab Countries in Transition - Economic Outlook and Key Challenges

Arab Countries in Transition - Economic Outlook and Key Challenges »

Source: Arab Countries in Transition - Economic Outlook and Key Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2014/030

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498342674

Keywords: Economic conditions, Fiscal policy, Jordan, Morocco, Private sector, Regional Economic Outlook, Transition economies, Tunisia, External sector, Fiscal sector

In spite of deepening and spreading conflicts in the region, as well as, in many cases, a challenging internal socio-political environment, the Arab Countries in Transition (Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia a...

Assessing Fiscal Space - An Initial Consistent Set of Considerations

Assessing Fiscal Space - An Initial Consistent Set of Considerations »

Source: Assessing Fiscal Space - An Initial Consistent Set of Considerations

Volume/Issue: 2016/032

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 June 2016

ISBN: 9781498345583

Keywords: Economic policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal indicators, Fiscal space, Tax increases, market access, country-specific, sustainability, distortionary, labor tax

Fiscal space is a multi-dimensional concept reflecting whether a government can raise spending or lower taxes without endangering market access and debt sustainability. Making such a determination requires a compre...

Benin - Assessment Letter for the World Bank

Benin - Assessment Letter for the World Bank »

Source: Benin - Assessment Letter for the World Bank

Volume/Issue: 2010/087

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2010

ISBN: 9781498337441

Keywords: Assessment letters, Budgets, Economic growth, Extended Credit Facility, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Resource mobilization, Tax collection, Wage policy, World Bank

Technical Assistance (TA) is one of the IMF's core activities whose purpose is to help member countries improve the design and implementation of their macroeconomic policies. To ensure that the Fund's TA meets the...

Can PRGF Policy Levers Improve Institutions and Lead to Sustained Growth?

Can PRGF Policy Levers Improve Institutions and Lead to Sustained Growth? »

Source: Can PRGF Policy Levers Improve Institutions and Lead to Sustained Growth?

Volume/Issue: 2005/044

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2005

ISBN: 9781498331319

Keywords: Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Agriculture, Capital, Capital goods, Central banking, Central banks, Corruption, Currencies, Developing countries, Development

Broad economic institutions are of fundamental importance for sustained economic growth. Changing these institutions is difficult, particularly for outsiders. But this does not mean that there is no role for the Fu...

Case Studies on Managing Government Compensation and Employment - Institutions, Policies, and Reform Challenges

Case Studies on Managing Government Compensation and Employment - Institutions, Policies, and Reform Challenges »

Source: Case Studies on Managing Government Compensation and Employment - Institutions, Policies, and Reform Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2016/068

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 2016

ISBN: 9781498345736

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Employment policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Government expenditures, Low-income developing countries, Private sector, Public sector wages

This supplement presents country case studies reviewing country experiences with managing wage bill pressures, which are the basis for the compensation and employment reform lessons identified in the main paper. Th...

Debt Bias and Other Distortions

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Source: Debt Bias and Other Distortions : Crisis-Related Issues in Tax Policy

Volume/Issue: 2009/095

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2009

ISBN: 9781498335928

Keywords: Corporate sector, Credit risk, Debt, Debt conversion, Financial risk, Financial sector, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Housing, Stock markets

Tax distortions are likely to have encouraged excessive leveraging and other financial market problems evident in the crisis. These effects have been little explored, but are potentially macro-relevant. Taxation ca...

Fiscal Policy and Employment in Advanced and Emerging Economies

Fiscal Policy and Employment in Advanced and Emerging Economies »

Source: Fiscal Policy and Employment in Advanced and Emerging Economies

Volume/Issue: 2012/042

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 2012

ISBN: 9781498340458

Keywords: Demand, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Employment, Fiscal policy, Government expenditures, Labor markets, Labor supply, Tax policy, Labor market institutions

This paper discusses tax and expenditure policy reforms to raise employment. Using data for 58 advanced and emerging economies, the paper provides a unified assessment of tax and expenditure measures that have usua...

Fiscal Policy and Income Inequality

Fiscal Policy and Income Inequality »

Source: Fiscal Policy and Income Inequality

Volume/Issue: 2014/040

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498343671

Keywords: Agricultural sector, Economic growth, Export diversification, Exports, Fiscal reforms, Low-income developing countries, Manufacturing sector, Recurrent taxes on net wealth, Economic conditions, Fiscal policy

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Fiscal Policy and Long-Term Growth

Fiscal Policy and Long-Term Growth »

Source: Fiscal Policy and Long-Term Growth

Volume/Issue: 2015/023

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 April 2015

ISBN: 9781498344654

Keywords: Developed countries, Economic growth, Economic models, Emerging markets, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Low-income developing countries, Public debt, Time series, Economic reforms

This paper explores how fiscal policy can affect medium- to long-term growth. It identifies the main channels through which fiscal policy can influence growth and distills practical lessons for policymakers. The pa...