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Accounting Devices and Fiscal Illusions1

Accounting Devices and Fiscal Illusions1 »

Source: Accounting Devices and Fiscal Illusions

Volume/Issue: 2012/2

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Timothy Irwin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502640

Keywords: Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal rules, Fiscal reporting, accounting, deficit, revenue, debt, investment

This proposed SDN surveys the various accounting stratagems which governments have used to meet fiscal targets-thereby sidestepping the need for true adjustment-and suggests remedial actions to limit this type of f...

Corruption

Corruption »

Source: Corruption : Costs and Mitigating Strategies

Volume/Issue: 2016/5

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2016

ISBN: 9781513594330

Keywords: Corruption, Governance, Tax revenues, Inclusive growth, Government expenditures, Public investments, Private investments, Human capital, Fund role, Corruption

In an environment in which growth and employment prospects in many countries remain subdued and a number of high-profile corruption cases have fueled moral outrage, and amid a growing consensus that corruption can...

Corruption
			: Costs and Mitigating Strategies

Corruption : Costs and Mitigating Strategies »

Volume/Issue: 2016/5

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513594330.006

ISBN: 9781513594330

Keywords: Corruption, Governance, Tax revenues, Inclusive growth, Government expenditures, Public investments, Private investments, Human capital, Fund role, Corruption

In an environment in which growth and employment prospects in many countries remain subdued and a number of high-profile corruption cases have fueled moral outrage, and amid a growing consensus that corruption can...

Accounting Devices and Fiscal Illusions

Accounting Devices and Fiscal Illusions »

Volume/Issue: 2012/2

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Timothy Irwin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475502640.006

ISBN: 9781475502640

Keywords: Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal rules, Fiscal reporting, accounting, deficit, revenue, debt, investment

This proposed SDN surveys the various accounting stratagems which governments have used to meet fiscal targets-thereby sidestepping the need for true adjustment-and suggests remedial actions to limit this type of f...

Islamic Finance
			: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Options

Islamic Finance : Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Options »

Volume/Issue: 2015/5

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Alfred Kammer , Mohamed Norat , Marco Pinon , Ananthakrishnan Prasad , Christopher Towe , and Zeine Zeidane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498325035.006

ISBN: 9781498325035

Keywords: Islamic finance, Islamic banking, participation finance, financial regulations, Sukuk markets, infrastructure finance, financial inclusion, monetary policy, macroprudential policy, tax policy

The SDN discusses the main policy issues and challenges in building an inclusive and safe Islamic finance industry, with emphasis on Islamic banking and Sukuk markets. To this end, it discuses why Islamic finance m...

Macro-Structural Policies and Income Inequality in Low-Income Developing Countries

Macro-Structural Policies and Income Inequality in Low-Income Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2017/1

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio , Davide Furceri , Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu , Bin Grace Li , Sandra Lizarazo Ruiz , Marina Mendes Tavares , Futoshi Narita , and Adrian Peralta-Alva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 January 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475566222.006

ISBN: 9781475566222

Keywords: Economic growth, Economic indicators, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal policy, Financial sector, Agricultural sector, Low-income developing countries, Resource mobilization, Social indicators, Financial sector reform

Despite sustained economic growth and rapid poverty reductions, income inequality remains stubbornly high in many low-income developing countries. This pattern is a concern as high levels of inequality can impair t...

Making the Most of Public Investment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries

Making the Most of Public Investment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2014/10

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Maria Albino-War , Svetlana Cerovic , Francesco Grigoli , Juan Flores , Javier Kapsoli , Haonan Qu , Yahia Said , Bahrom Shukurov , Martin Sommer , and SeokHyun Yoon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 November 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498311397.006

ISBN: 9781498311397

Keywords: Central Asia and the Caucasus, Expenditure efficiency, Somalia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Public investment, Natural resources, Morocco, North Africa

Over the past decade, rising oil prices have translated into high levels of public investment in most MENA and CCA oil exporters. This has prompted questions about the efficiency of public investment in generating...

Making the Most of Public Investment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries

Making the Most of Public Investment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2014/10

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Maria Albino-War , Svetlana Cerovic , Francesco Grigoli , Juan Flores , Javier Kapsoli , Haonan Qu , Yahia Said , Bahrom Shukurov , Martin Sommer , and SeokHyun Yoon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2014

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498314954.006

ISBN: 9781498314954

Keywords: Public investment, Middle East and Central Asia, North Africa, Central Asia and the Caucasus, Expenditure efficiency, Infrastructure, Transportation, Oil exporting countries, Public investment efficiency, natural resources

Over the past decade, rising oil prices have translated into high levels of public investment in most MENA and CCA oil exporters. This has prompted questions about the efficiency of public investment in generating...

Revitalizing Securitization for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Europe

Revitalizing Securitization for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2015/7

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Shekhar Aiyar , Ali Al-Eyd , Bergljot Barkbu , and Andreas Jobst

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498397643.006

ISBN: 9781498397643

Keywords: Financial intermediation, Structured finance, macro-financial linkages, SME finance, market, finance, markets, investment, debt, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for a disproportionate share of output and employment in Europe but are still highly dependent on bank finance, which dried up or became prohibitively expensive dur...

Securitization
			: The Road Ahead

Securitization : The Road Ahead »

Volume/Issue: 2015/1

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Miguel Segoviano Basurto , Bradley Jones , Peter Lindner , and Johannes Blankenheim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 January 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498368285.006

ISBN: 9781498368285

Keywords: Credit ratings, Financial intermediation, Financial instruments, Financial crisis, Securities, Mortgages, Transparency, asset-backed securities, mortgage-backed securities, securitizations

The discussion in this note seeks to preserve the beneficial features of securitization while mitigating those that may pose risks to financial stability. A comprehensive set of reforms-targeting both supply- and d...