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Aid Scaling Up

Aid Scaling Up »

Source: Aid Scaling Up : Do Wage Bill Ceilings Stand in the Way?

Volume/Issue: 2006/106

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Annalisa Fedelino , Gerd Schwartz , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2006

ISBN: 9781451863666

Keywords: IMF conditionality, aid scaling up, MDGs, wage, salaries, civil service, government wages, National Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs, Wages, Compensation

This paper assesses whether the scaling up of aid and the resulting increase in government spending that is needed to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) would be hampered by wage bill ceilings that are of...

Are Diamonds Forever? Using the Permanent Income Hypothesis to Analyze Botswana's Reliance on Diamond Revenue

Are Diamonds Forever? Using the Permanent Income Hypothesis to Analyze Botswana's Reliance on Diamond Revenue »

Source: Are Diamonds Forever? Using the Permanent Income Hypothesis to Analyze Botswana's Reliance on Diamond Revenue

Volume/Issue: 2008/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869415

Keywords: permanent income hypothesis, diamond-related fiscal revenue, expenditure, fiscal revenue, government expenditure, fiscal rule, fiscal adjustment,

This study assesses the sustainability of Botswana’s diamond-related fiscal revenue. Diamond reserves are not adequate to generate enough permanent revenue to sustain a high level of expenditure. Under the c...

Assessing the Impact of Structural Adjustmenton the Poor

Assessing the Impact of Structural Adjustmenton the Poor »

Source: Assessing the Impact of Structural Adjustmenton the Poor : The Case of Malawi

Volume/Issue: 1991/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Odd Brekk , and Ronald Hicks

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1991

ISBN: 9781451853513

Keywords: expenditure, wage, expenditures, expenditure patterns

This paper applies, through a case study on Malawi, a simple methodology indicating the first-round (i.e., price) effects of macroeconomic policies on real earnings of the poor. As the economic program in Malawi ha...

Benchmarking the Efficiency of Public Expenditure in the Russian Federation

Benchmarking the Efficiency of Public Expenditure in the Russian Federation »

Source: Benchmarking the Efficiency of Public Expenditure in the Russian Federation

Volume/Issue: 2007/246

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Hauner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2007

ISBN: 9781451868098

Keywords: government expenditure, public sector efficiency, fiscal federalism, Russia, expenditure, public spending, public expenditure, health expenditure, health care,

This paper benchmarks the efficiency of public expenditure in the social sectors in the Russian Federation relative to other countries and among the country's regions. It finds that there is substantial room for ef...

Budget Support Versus Project Aid

Budget Support Versus Project Aid »

Source: Budget Support Versus Project Aid

Volume/Issue: 2003/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tito Cordella , and Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451851182

Keywords: aid policy, asymmetric information, empirical growth models, budget support, budget surplus, capital expenditures, budget constraint, capital expenditure, Asymmetric and Private Information, Welfare and Poverty: General

Should donors who are interested in the effectiveness of developmental programs rely on conditional budget support or on project aid? To answer this question, we present a model in which only a subset of the develo...

Budgetary Convergence in the WEAMU

Budgetary Convergence in the WEAMU »

Source: Budgetary Convergence in the WEAMU : Adjustment Through Revenue or Expenditure?

Volume/Issue: 2000/109

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean-Claude Nachega , and Ousmane Dore

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

ISBN: 9781451853209

Keywords: Convergence, Granger causality, Co-integration, Error-correction, expenditure, expenditures, public debt, budget deficit

A regional convergence pact adopted recently by the Conference of Heads of States of WAEMU provides a framework for fiscal convergence similar to the European Union’s Maastricht Treaty. Using bivariate co-in...

Can a Government Enhance Long-Run Growth by Changing the Composition of Public Expenditure?

Can a Government Enhance Long-Run Growth by Changing the Composition of Public Expenditure? »

Source: Can a Government Enhance Long-Run Growth by Changing the Composition of Public Expenditure?

Volume/Issue: 2013/162

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Santiago Acosta Ormaechea , and Atsuyoshi Morozumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2013

ISBN: 9781475550597

Keywords: panel-data analysis, expenditure, total expenditure, public expenditure, expenditures, General, Comparative Studies of Countries,

This paper studies the effects of public expenditure reallocations on long-run growth. To do this, we assemble a new dataset based on the IMF’s GFS yearbook for the period 1970-2010 and 56 countries (14 low-...

Catch-Up Growth, Habits, Oil Depletion, and Fiscal Policy

Catch-Up Growth, Habits, Oil Depletion, and Fiscal Policy »

Source: Catch-Up Growth, Habits, Oil Depletion, and Fiscal Policy : Lessons from the Republic of Congo

Volume/Issue: 2007/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stéphane Carcillo , Mauricio Villafuerte , and Daniel Leigh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866445

Keywords: Sustainable fiscal policy, habit formation, permanent-income hypothesis, catch-up growth, primary deficit, expenditure, government spending, public spending, Congo, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance

In a number of oil producing countries, oil revenue accounts for the majority of government revenue, but is expected to be depleted in a relatively short time frame. Ensuring that fiscal policy is on a sustainable...

Choosing a Budget Management System

Choosing a Budget Management System »

Source: Choosing a Budget Management System : The Case of Rwanda

Volume/Issue: 2004/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ian Lienert

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2004

ISBN: 9781451855418

Keywords: budget system, public management, Constitution, budget law, budget management, annual budget, budget process, budget execution, Structure, Scope

Rwanda is making important choices concerning budget processes. A program-oriented budget framework is now used. A new Constitution, adopted in May 2003, has made some important choices concerning the public manage...

Composition of Government Expenditure, Human Capital Accumulation, and Welfare

Composition of Government Expenditure, Human Capital Accumulation, and Welfare »

Source: Composition of Government Expenditure, Human Capital Accumulation, and Welfare

Volume/Issue: 2000/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Matovu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451843255

Keywords: government expenditure, welfare, growth, expenditure, expenditures, capital stock, tax financing

This paper uses a dynamic general equilibrium model calibrated to Ugandan data to examine the welfare effects of alternative scenarios of government expenditure and tax financing. Two expenditure types are consider...