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Dedicated Road Funds

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Source: Dedicated Road Funds : A Preliminary View on a World Bank Initiative

Volume/Issue: 1997/7

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Barry Potter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1997

ISBN: 9781451971378

Keywords: Budgetary policy, World Bank, Road Funds, Budget Management Policy, Budget Policy, road, road maintenance, budget, road fund

In the past, Road Funds have been criticized as inconsistent with effective expenditure control, as distorting the allocation of public sector resources, and as incompatible with efficient management of government...

Stabilization Policies and Structural Reforms in Albania Since 1997
			: Achievements And Remaining Challenges

Stabilization Policies and Structural Reforms in Albania Since 1997 : Achievements And Remaining Challenges »

Volume/Issue: 2002/2

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Volker Treichel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451974508.003

ISBN: 9781451974508

Keywords: Economic stabilization, Albania, Albania, macroeconomic stabilization, structural reform, deficit, interest, budget, balance of payments, interest rates

This paper assesses the effectiveness of stabilization policies and structural reforms in Albania since 1997 and seeks to identify the remaining key challenges in various policy areas. It also draws lessons for oth...

Dedicated Road Funds
			: A Preliminary View on a World Bank Initiative

Dedicated Road Funds : A Preliminary View on a World Bank Initiative »

Volume/Issue: 1997/7

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Barry Potter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451971378.003

ISBN: 9781451971378

Keywords: Budgetary policy, World Bank, Road Funds, Budget Management Policy, Budget Policy, road, road maintenance, budget, road fund

In the past, Road Funds have been criticized as inconsistent with effective expenditure control, as distorting the allocation of public sector resources, and as incompatible with efficient management of government...

Primary Surpluses and sustainable Debt Levels in Emerging Market Countries

Primary Surpluses and sustainable Debt Levels in Emerging Market Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2005/6

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , and Abdul Abiad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451975703.003

ISBN: 9781451975703

Keywords: Primary surplus;, public debt sustainability, debt, public debt, primary surplus, debt sustainability, interest rates, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt,

This paper aims to put some constraints on the way primary surpluses are projected when making assessments of public debt sustainability. Projections should be tied either to the country's historical track record i...

Providing Health Care to HIV Patients in Southern Africa

Providing Health Care to HIV Patients in Southern Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2001/3

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Markus Haacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451974140.003

ISBN: 9781451974140

Keywords: Botswana, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Health, Health care, Government expenditures, South Africa

The paper provides an economic analysis of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the health sector i Southern Africa. It provides indicators for the scale of the impact, including estimates of tr. costs of various forms treatm...

Public Financial Management
			: Principal Issues in Small Pacific Island Countries

Public Financial Management : Principal Issues in Small Pacific Island Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2002/1

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Klaus-Walter Riechel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451974973.003

ISBN: 9781451974973

Keywords: Budgeting, Fiscal policy, Public financial management, Public finance, Pacific Island Countries, budget systems, small country issues, financial management, budget, output budgeting

The paper discusses reform in public financial management in small, resource-constrained economies such as the Pacific island countries (PICs). It describes the efforts undertaken by PICs in the past and assesses t...

Reconsidering External Financing of Domestic Budget Deficits
			: Debunking Some Received Wisdom

Reconsidering External Financing of Domestic Budget Deficits : Debunking Some Received Wisdom »

Volume/Issue: 2000/8

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): David Woo , and Simon Gray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451970951.003

ISBN: 9781451970951

Keywords: Debt management, Budget deficits, External financing, foreign currency denominated sovereign debt, foreign currency, domestic currency, exchange rate, foreign exchange, foreign investors

The past decade has witnessed a steady increase in outstanding external sovereign debt issued by emerging market economies. This paper examines some of the “received wisdom” regarding the benefits of...

Understanding Fiscal Space

Understanding Fiscal Space »

Volume/Issue: 2005/4

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451975635.003

ISBN: 9781451975635

Keywords: Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal space, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Fiscal policy, Fiscal policy, MDGs, borrowing, debt sustainability, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General, National Budget

With new initiatives to provide low income countries with external assistance in support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), donors and NGOs are seeking to understand whether "fiscal space" can be provided...

Would Saving U.S. Social Security Raise National Saving?

Would Saving U.S. Social Security Raise National Saving? »

Volume/Issue: 1999/7

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Jan Walliser

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451971484.003

ISBN: 9781451971484

Keywords: Savings, Social security, United States, United States, National saving, budget, private saving, individual accounts, budget office

Analysts agree that raising national saving is one of the key objectives of social security reform in the United States. Hence, to judge the merits of proposals requires a comparison of saving responses. The paper...

Primary Surpluses and sustainable Debt Levels in Emerging Market Countries

Primary Surpluses and sustainable Debt Levels in Emerging Market Countries »

Source: Primary Surpluses and sustainable Debt Levels in Emerging Market Countries

Volume/Issue: 2005/6

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , and Abdul Abiad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2005

ISBN: 9781451975703

Keywords: Primary surplus;, public debt sustainability, debt, public debt, primary surplus, debt sustainability, interest rates, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt,

This paper aims to put some constraints on the way primary surpluses are projected when making assessments of public debt sustainability. Projections should be tied either to the country's historical track record i...