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Actions to Strengthen the Tracking of Poverty-Reducing Public Spending in Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

Actions to Strengthen the Tracking of Poverty-Reducing Public Spending in Heavily Indebted Poor Countries »

Source: Actions to Strengthen the Tracking of Poverty-Reducing Public Spending in Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/010

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2002

ISBN: 9781498328777

Keywords: Government expenditures, Heavily indebted poor countries, Poverty, Public financial management, Financial management information systems, West African Economic and Monetary Union, Financial management, PP, PEM, action plan

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Are Fund Staff Projections of Debt More Optimistic Under Program Contexts?

Are Fund Staff Projections of Debt More Optimistic Under Program Contexts? »

Source: Are Fund Staff Projections of Debt More Optimistic Under Program Contexts?

Volume/Issue: 2005/065

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2005

ISBN: 9781498330831

Keywords: Debt sustainability analysis, Exchange rate policy surveillance, External debt, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Public debt, Debt sustainability, Real exchange rates, Exchange rate depreciation, general government expenditure, debt-to-GDP

This note examines whether projections made in the context of a Fund-supported program are systematically more optimistic than those done for surveillance cases. Of particular interest in this regard is the assessm...

Belize - Assessment Letter for the International Financial Community

Belize - Assessment Letter for the International Financial Community »

Source: Belize - Assessment Letter for the International Financial Community

Volume/Issue: 2006/067

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 December 2006

ISBN: 9781498331951

Keywords: Development, Statistics, Economic growth, Economic conditions, Financial regulation and supervision, adjustment effort, percent of GDP, adjustment, GDP, expenditure cut

Assessment letters or statements may be prepared for member countries with Fund-supported programs; receiving Fund emergency assistance; with staff-monitored programs; or surveillance-only cases. They are typically...

Benin - Assessment Letter for Donors

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Source: Benin - Assessment Letter for Donors

Volume/Issue: 2009/079

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2009

ISBN: 9781498335065

Keywords: Assessment letters, Benin, Budget estimates, Budgeting, Economic growth, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Government expenditures, Revenue mobilization, Taxes

This letter provides an assessment of recent macroeconomic developments in Benin and an update on the discussions of Fund staff with the Beninese authorities on macroeconomic policies and structural reforms that co...

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...

Benin - Staff Assessment of Qualification for the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

Benin - Staff Assessment of Qualification for the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative »

Source: Benin - Staff Assessment of Qualification for the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

Volume/Issue: 2005/058

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2005

ISBN: 9781498330763

Keywords: Multilateral debt relief initiative, External sector, Economic growth, External debt, Social indicators, Public expenditure management, completion point, PRSP, HIPC, enhanced HIPC initiative

Benin reached the completion point under the enhanced HIPC Initiative on March 24, 2003. Staff is of the view that all criteria have been met, and recommends that the Board determine that Benin qualifies for immedi...

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...

The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies »

Source: The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

Volume/Issue: 2011/101

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 December 2011

ISBN: 9781498338059

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Developed countries, Economic growth, Emerging markets, Fiscal consolidation, Government expenditures, Pension reforms, Pensions, Cost of living, National income

This paper reviews past trends in public pension spending and provides projections for 27 advanced and 25 emerging economies over 2011-2050. In constructing these projections, the paper incorporates the impact of r...

The Consolidated Medium-Term Income and Expenditure Framework

The Consolidated Medium-Term Income and Expenditure Framework »

Source: The Consolidated Medium-Term Income and Expenditure Framework

Volume/Issue: 2014/023

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 April 2014

ISBN: 9781498343435

Keywords: Access limits, Estimated incomes and expenses, Financial year, Fourteenth General Review of Quotas, Fund budget, Fund financial position, Net income of Fund, Accounting, Accounting standards, Bank deposits

The medium-term income projections have been updated since the last estimate provided to the Executive Board in April 2013. Lending income is higher compared with the earlier estimates as a result of new arrangemen...