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Designing a Fiscal Framework for a Prospective Commodity Producer
			: Options for Lebanon

Designing a Fiscal Framework for a Prospective Commodity Producer : Options for Lebanon »

Volume/Issue: 2014/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mariusz Jarmuzek , Diego Mesa Puyo , and Najla Nakhle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484346143.001

ISBN: 9781484346143

Keywords: oil-producing countries, resource revenue management, accountability, fiscal regime, fiscal stance, fiscal sustainability, Institutions and the Macroeconomy, Structure and Scope of Government, General,

Lebanon is expected to have gas resources in its Mediterranean basin, and these could turn the country into a natural gas producer over the next decade. Lebanon's economy and institutions will thus need to adapt to...

A Constrained Choice? Impact of Concessionality Requirements on Borrowing Behavior

A Constrained Choice? Impact of Concessionality Requirements on Borrowing Behavior »

Volume/Issue: 2014/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Calixte Ahokpossi , Laurence Allain , and Giovanna Bua

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498349727.001

ISBN: 9781498349727

Keywords: Concessionality, debt limits policy, propensity score matching, external debt, public debt, private creditors, debt relief, concessional debt, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems

This paper uses the propensity matching score approach to assess the impact of the IMF's debt limits policy (DLP) on borrowing behavior in countries eligible to borrow from its concessional lending window. The pape...

Togo
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note

Togo : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2014/225

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498305280.002

ISBN: 9781498305280

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, reduction strategy, capacity constraints, human capital, cash transfer

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Islamic Republic of Iran
			: Selected Issues

Islamic Republic of Iran : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2014/94

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475516159.002

ISBN: 9781475516159

Keywords: foreign exchange, cash transfer, high inflation

This Selected Issues paper on Iran focuses on the Targeted Subsidy Reform Law (TSRL). This is the basic law governing the implementation of the subsidy reform in Iran. The TSRL envisaged bringing subsidized prices...

Deep Roots of Fiscal Behavior

Deep Roots of Fiscal Behavior »

Volume/Issue: 2014/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serhan Cevik , and Katerina Teksoz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 March 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475516111.001

ISBN: 9781475516111

Keywords: fiscal reaction functions, fiscal policy volatility, budget balance, discretionary fiscal policy, fiscal reaction, primary budget balance, General, Deficit,

This paper investigates the determinants of fiscal policy behavior and its time-varying volatility, using panel data for a broad set of advanced and emerging market economies during the period 1990-2012. The empiri...

Uruguay
			: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes-Data Module

Uruguay : Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes-Data Module »

Volume/Issue: 2014/42

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475553260.002

ISBN: 9781475553260

Keywords: Data quality assessment framework, Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes, Statistics, Uruguay, national accounts, data sources, household expenditure, data accessibility, household consumption

This Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes-Data Module provides an assessment of Uruguay's macroeconomic statistics against the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS), complemented by an assessment of...

Democratic Republic of São Tomé And Príncipe
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note

Democratic Republic of São Tomé And Príncipe : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2014/10

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475558623.002

ISBN: 9781475558623

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, reduction strategy, household survey, poverty reduction strategy paper, macroeconomic framework

This Joint Staff Advisory Note discusses the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) for the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe. The PRSP-II is the successor to the government's previous development strat...

Rwanda
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note

Rwanda : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2013/361

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 December 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475594249.002

ISBN: 9781475594249

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, reduction strategy, national poverty line, poverty line, poverty reduction strategy paper

This Joint Staff Advisory Note focuses on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper for Rwanda. Rwanda's second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS 2) covers FY2013/14-2017/18. It builds on the le...

Sudan
			: Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note

Sudan : Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2013/319

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484309186.002

ISBN: 9781484309186

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy paper, analytical work, household survey, household expenditure

This Joint Staff Advisory Note focuses on the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (I-PRSP) for Sudan. I-PRSP provides a useful stock taking of the socioeconomic situation in Sudan and offers a good basis for t...

Inclusive Growth and Inequality in Senegal

Inclusive Growth and Inequality in Senegal »

Volume/Issue: 2013/215

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475580266.001

ISBN: 9781475580266

Keywords: growth, inclusiveness, low-income countries, inclusive growth, pro-poor, pro-poor growth, gini, General, Aggregate Factor Income Distribution, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty,

The paper examines Senegal’s growth performance from the perspective of its povertyreducing and distributional characteristics, and discusses policies that might help make growth more inclusive. The main fin...