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Accountability and Transparency in the Public Sector

Accountability and Transparency in the Public Sector »

Source: Accountability and Transparency in the Public Sector : The New Zealand Experience

Volume/Issue: 1996/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): M. Cangiano

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1996

ISBN: 9781451854442

Keywords: public finance, accrual accounting, fiscal policy, fiscal responsibility, financial management

This paper describes the reforms introduced in the New Zealand public sector since the mid-1980s. The reforms included corporatization and privatization of most state-owned enterprises, the shift from a cash-basis...

4 Addressing the Procyclical Bias

4 Addressing the Procyclical Bias »

Source: Promoting Fiscal Discipline

Series: Books

Author(s): Manmohan Kumar , and Teresa Ter-Minassian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2007

ISBN: 9781589066090

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal performance, fiscal rules, fiscal discipline

Since political economy factors are an important determinant of procyclicality of policies, measures to contain the misuse of fiscal policy discretion can be benefic...

Appendix

Appendix »

Source: Manual on Fiscal Transparency (2007)

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Dawn Rehm , and Taryn Parry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 October 2007

ISBN: 9781589066618

Keywords: fiscal transparency, fiscal activities, budget documentation, contingent liabilities, fiscal policy

Summary Table of Principles and Basic Requirements of Fiscal Transparency Principles...

Appendix I Transparency in Institutions and Behavior

Appendix I Transparency in Institutions and Behavior »

Source: Transparency in Government Operations

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): George Kopits , and J. Craig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557756978

Keywords: fiscal transparency, fiscal policy, quasi-fiscal activities, fiscal activities, budget process

Transparency in government behavior is reflected mainly in the structure and functions of the public sector, and particularly in the budget process, tax treatment, financing operations, and regulatory mechan...

Appendix II Transparency in Public Accounts

Appendix II Transparency in Public Accounts »

Source: Transparency in Government Operations

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): George Kopits , and J. Craig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557756978

Keywords: fiscal transparency, fiscal policy, quasi-fiscal activities, fiscal activities, budget process

Transparency in the measurement of government transactions, ownership, and obligations rests on a set of basic attributes: institutional coverage, recording basis, valuation, and classification of flows and...

Appendix III Transparency in Indicators and Projections

Appendix III Transparency in Indicators and Projections »

Source: Transparency in Government Operations

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): George Kopits , and J. Craig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557756978

Keywords: fiscal transparency, fiscal policy, quasi-fiscal activities, fiscal activities, budget process

Building on the discussion of measurement issues, this appendix focuses on the transparency of summary indicators of fiscal policy and performance, as well as of projections of fiscal aggregates. It does not...

Appendix IV Selected Country Experiences

Appendix IV Selected Country Experiences »

Source: Transparency in Government Operations

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): George Kopits , and J. Craig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557756978

Keywords: fiscal transparency, fiscal policy, quasi-fiscal activities, fiscal activities, budget process

This appendix summarizes the experiences of selected countries in several regions of the IMF’s membership. Although none of the countries selected is necessarily to be regarded as a model of fiscal transpare...

Appendix Tables

Appendix Tables »

Source: Who Will Pay? Coping with Aging Societies, Climate Change, and Other Long-Term Fiscal Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 November 2003

ISBN: 9781589062238

Keywords: pension, fiscal policy, tax rates, public debt, fiscal sustainability

Table A.1. Sources of Long-Term Fiscal Pressure: United States and Canada Sources of Pressure...

Are Laws Needed for Public Management Reforms? An International Comparison

Are Laws Needed for Public Management Reforms? An International Comparison »

Source: Are Laws Needed for Public Management Reforms? An International Comparison

Volume/Issue: 2005/62

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ian Lienert

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860818

Keywords: public management, budget, law, decree, performance, civil servants, financial management, external audit, decentralization, budget systems

There has been widespread adoption of new laws to support new public management. In many countries that have implemented comprehensive and deep reforms, new or amended laws have fundamentally changed the role of th...

Austria: Selected Issues

Austria: Selected Issues »

Source: Austria : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2007/143

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 May 2007

ISBN: 9781451802382

Keywords: fiscal policies, fiscal responsibility, fiscal management, fiscal framework

This Selected Issues paper focuses on the medium-term budgetary framework (MTBF) for Austria. Austria is part of a trend among many countries to consider some form of MTBF. This paper describes the proposed framewo...