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Source: Albania : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note

Volume/Issue: 2008/270

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 August 2008

ISBN: 9781451800944

Keywords: electricity, health sector, health financing, health care, pharmaceutical sector

This Joint Staff Advisory Note focuses on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) for Albania. The note analyzes the National Strategy for Development and Integration (NSDI) program, which represents a signific...

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 Rigidity and Expenditure Efficiency in Slovenia

Budget Rigidity and Expenditure Efficiency in Slovenia »

Source: Budget Rigidity and Expenditure Efficiency in Slovenia

Volume/Issue: 2007/131

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Todd Mattina , and Victoria Gunnarsson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9781451866957

Keywords: Public expenditure efficiency, flexibility of spending, expenditure, public spending, health spending, health care, expenditures,

This paper assesses the relative efficiency and flexibility of public spending in Slovenia compared to the advanced and new EU member states. Spending on health care, education, and social protection is relatively...

Demand Patterns in France, Germany, and Belgium

Demand Patterns in France, Germany, and Belgium »

Source: Demand Patterns in France, Germany, and Belgium : Can We Explain the Differences?

Volume/Issue: 2014/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Igor Lebrun , and Esther Perez Ruiz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498309462

Keywords: growth, demand patterns, private consumption, disposable income, household income, income growth, cost of capital, General, General,

The need to revive Euro area growth highlights the importance of the evolution of domestic and external demand in the core. This paper puts recent demand patterns in France, Germany, and Belgium into historical per...

Determinants of Government Efficiency

Determinants of Government Efficiency »

Source: Determinants of Government Efficiency

Volume/Issue: 2008/228

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Hauner , and Annette Kyobe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451870862

Keywords: Public sector performance, institutions, expenditure, health spending, public spending, health sector, health expenditure,

We compile the first large cross-country panel dataset of public sector performance and efficiency, encompassing 114 countries on all income levels from 1980 to 2006, with about 1,800 country-year observations for...

Does Higher Government Spending Buy Better Results in Education and Health Care?

Does Higher Government Spending Buy Better Results in Education and Health Care? »

Source: Does Higher Government Spending Buy Better Results in Education and Health Care?

Volume/Issue: 1999/21

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marijn Verhoeven , Sanjeev Gupta , and Erwin Tiongson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1999

ISBN: 9781451843897

Keywords: public expenditure, primary and secondary education, primary health care, intrasectoral spending compostion, social indicators, health care, health care spending, public spending, infant mortality

There is little empirical evidence to support the claim that public spending improves education and health indicators. This paper uses cross-sectional data for 50 developing and transition countries to show that ex...

Economic Transition and Social Protection

Economic Transition and Social Protection »

Source: Economic Transition and Social Protection : Issues and Agenda for Reform

Volume/Issue: 1998/14

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1998

ISBN: 9781451967760

Keywords: Montenegro, Former Soviet Union, Social policy, Subsidies, Transition, Social Protection, health care, social contributions, contribution rates, public spending

This paper briefly describes the factors constraining the social protection policies in the Baltics, Russia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union (BRO). The analysis considers public spending in social pr...

Education and Health in G7 Countries

Education and Health in G7 Countries »

Source: Education and Health in G7 Countries : Achieving Better Outcomes with Less Spending

Volume/Issue: 2007/263

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Victoria Gunnarsson , Stéphane Carcillo , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2007

ISBN: 9781451868265

Keywords: health sector reform, education sector reform, G7, health spending, public health, infant mortality, health status,

Enhancing the efficiency of education and health spending is a key policy challenge in G7 countries. The paper assesses this efficiency and seeks to establish a link between differences in efficiency across countri...

The Euro Area Crisis

The Euro Area Crisis »

Source: The Euro Area Crisis : Need for a Supranational Fiscal Risk Sharing Mechanism?

Volume/Issue: 2013/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Davide Furceri , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484334201

Keywords: risk sharing, consumption smoothing, fiscal union, moral hazard, banking crises, moral hazard problems, private consumption, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The aim of this paper is to assess the effectiveness of risk sharing mechanisms in the euro area and whether a supranational fiscal risk sharing mechanism could insure countries against very severe downturns. Using...

France: Selected Issues

France: Selected Issues »

Source: France : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 1997/19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 April 1997

ISBN: 9781451813395

Keywords: health care, health care spending, health spending, health insurance, health expenditure

This Selected Issues paper reviews developments in health care spending in France and discusses the recent measures to improve the functioning of the system and contain costs. It argues that by addressing many of t...