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Fiscal Buffers for Natural Disasters in Pacific Island Countries1

Fiscal Buffers for Natural Disasters in Pacific Island Countries1 »

Source: Fiscal Buffers for Natural Disasters in Pacific Island Countries

Volume/Issue: 2019/152

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hidetaka Nishizawa , Scott Roger , and Huan Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498320801

Keywords: Access to foreign markets, Accounting, Accounting standards, Agriculture, Aid flows, Balance of payments, Bank deposits, Bank financing, Banks, Bonds

Pacific island countries (PICs) are vulnerable severe natural disasters, especially cyclones, inflicting large losses on their economies. In the aftermath of disasters, PIC governments face revenue losses and spend...

Fiscal Policy Response to Scaled-Up Aid

Fiscal Policy Response to Scaled-Up Aid »

Source: Fiscal Policy Response to Scaled-Up Aid

Volume/Issue: 2007/020

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2007

ISBN: 9781498333542

Keywords: Development assistance, Fiscal policy, Use of Fund resources, Official development assistance, Heavily indebted poor countries, Absorptive capacity, Expenditure efficiency, PFM, medium-term, scaled-up

Sound fiscal policies are critical for handling aid volatility as well as for making effective use of scaled-up aid and other flows. By easing resource constraints, these flows allow low-income countries (LICs) to...

Fiscal Policy Response to Scaled-Up Aid

Fiscal Policy Response to Scaled-Up Aid »

Volume/Issue: 2007/020

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498333542.007

ISBN: 9781498333542

Keywords: Development assistance, Fiscal policy, Use of Fund resources, Official development assistance, Heavily indebted poor countries, Absorptive capacity, Expenditure efficiency, PFM, medium-term, scaled-up

Sound fiscal policies are critical for handling aid volatility as well as for making effective use of scaled-up aid and other flows. By easing resource constraints, these flows allow low-income countries (LICs) to...

Papua New Guinea
			: Background Material

Papua New Guinea : Background Material »

Volume/Issue: 1995/80

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 August 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451831597.002

ISBN: 9781451831597

Keywords: expenditure, mineral, expenditures, total expenditure

This Background Material paper describes developments in the mineral sector of Papua New Guinea during the 1990s. It examines causes and implications of the buildup in fiscal arrears. The paper highlights that one...

Papua New Guinea
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Papua New Guinea : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2008/93

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 March 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451831740.002

ISBN: 9781451831740

Keywords: government expenditure, money growth, monetary conditions, government expenditures

This paper analyzes the workings and effectiveness of the monetary transmission mechanism in Papua New Guinea. The paper is organized as follows: it describes the current institutional structure in Papua New Guinea...

Papua New Guinea
			: Selected Issues Paper

Papua New Guinea : Selected Issues Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2014/326

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 December 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616355296.002

ISBN: 9781616355296

Keywords: revenue, debt, expenditure, budget

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the sustainability of Papua New Guinea's current and medium-term fiscal policy and its consistency with government objectives. The Papua New Guinea government faces major challen...

Papua New Guinea
			: Statistical Appendix

Papua New Guinea : Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 1997/3

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451831603.002

ISBN: 9781451831603

Keywords: expenditure, salaries, wages, government expenditure, central government expenditure

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Fiscal Buffers for Natural Disasters in Pacific Island Countries

Fiscal Buffers for Natural Disasters in Pacific Island Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2019/152

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hidetaka Nishizawa , Scott Roger , and Huan Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498320801.001

ISBN: 9781498320801

Keywords: Access to foreign markets, Accounting, Accounting standards, Agriculture, Aid flows, Balance of payments, Bank deposits, Bank financing, Banks, Bonds

Pacific island countries (PICs) are vulnerable severe natural disasters, especially cyclones, inflicting large losses on their economies. In the aftermath of disasters, PIC governments face revenue losses and spend...

Political Budget Cycles in Papua New Guinea

Political Budget Cycles in Papua New Guinea »

Volume/Issue: 2007/219

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ebrima Faal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867831.001

ISBN: 9781451867831

Keywords: Politics, elections, election, expenditure, voters,

This paper assesses the presence of opportunistic electoral budget cycles in Papua New Guinea. Using quarterly time series data, a clear pattern emerges of pre-election manipulations of fiscal policy by incumbent g...

Waste Not, Want Not
			: The Efficiency of Health Expenditure in Emerging and Developing Economies

Waste Not, Want Not : The Efficiency of Health Expenditure in Emerging and Developing Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2013/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesco Grigoli , and Javier Kapsoli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484364260.001

ISBN: 9781484364260

Keywords: Health expenditure, efficiency, emerging economies, developing economies, public health, health spending, public expenditure, public health spending, Health Production: Nutrition, Mortality

Public health spending is low in emerging and developing economies relative to advanced economies and health outputs and outcomes need to be substantially improved. Simply increasing public expenditure in the healt...