International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
In July 2007, the IMF clarified its policies on ceilings on public sector wage bills in programs supported by the IMF’s Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF). The policy underscores that wage bill ceilings will be used only in exceptional circumstances. Critics had claimed that these ceilings had prevented low-income countries from using donor resources to expand employment in key poverty-reducing sectors such as health and education.