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Chapter 1 Background

Chapter 1 Background »

Source: Wage Policy and Fiscal Sustainability in Benin

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charlotte Lundgren

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455268382

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Civil service, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, Wage policy, wage, wages, salaries, wage costs

Over 2007–2009, annual real growth in the wage bill averaged 14.7 percent. In 2009 in particular, wage costs in real terms increased by 21 percent and as a share of...

Chapter 3 Conclusions

Chapter 3 Conclusions »

Source: Wage Policy and Fiscal Sustainability in Benin

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charlotte Lundgren

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455268382

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Civil service, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, Wage policy, wage, wages, salaries, wage costs

A continued increase in the wage bill in line with recent trends will compromise Benin’s debt and fiscal sustainability in the medium- to long-term by generating exc...

Chapter 2 Scenarios

Chapter 2 Scenarios »

Source: Wage Policy and Fiscal Sustainability in Benin

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charlotte Lundgren

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455268382

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Civil service, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, Wage policy, wage, wages, salaries, wage costs

The objective of improving the productivity of the Beninese civil service could be addressed over the medium term through a comprehensive reform agenda. In the short term, however,...

Wage Policy and Fiscal Sustainability in Benin

Wage Policy and Fiscal Sustainability in Benin »

Volume: 10

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charlotte Lundgren

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 May 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455268382.087

ISBN: 9781455268382

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Civil service, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, Wage policy, wage, wages, salaries, wage costs

This paper analyzes the impact of Benin's public wage policy on medium and long-term fiscal and debt sustainability. The main findings are that if the wage bill continues to increase in line with recent trends, deb...

Fiscal Reforms in Low-Income Countries

Fiscal Reforms in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Liam Ebrill , Sanjeev Gupta , Anthony Pellechio , Jerald Schiff , George Abed , Ronald McMorran , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 March 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757173.084

ISBN: 9781557757173

Keywords: Developing countries, expenditure, tax administration, tax revenue, wage, expenditures

The reform of fiscal policies and institutions lies at the heart of structural adjustment in developing countries. Although the immediate aim of such reform is to reduce fiscal imbalances to achieve macroeconomic s...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Fiscal Reforms in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Liam Ebrill , Sanjeev Gupta , Anthony Pellechio , Jerald Schiff , George Abed , Ronald McMorran , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 March 1998

ISBN: 9781557757173

Keywords: Developing countries, expenditure, tax administration, tax revenue, wage, expenditures

The reform of fiscal policies and institutions lies at the heart of structural adjustment in developing countries. Although the immediate aim of such reform is to reduce fiscal imbalances to achieve macroeconomic s...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Fiscal Reforms in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Liam Ebrill , Sanjeev Gupta , Anthony Pellechio , Jerald Schiff , George Abed , Ronald McMorran , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 March 1998

ISBN: 9781557757173

Keywords: Developing countries, expenditure, tax administration, tax revenue, wage, expenditures

The reform of fiscal policies and institutions lies at the heart of structural adjustment in developing countries. Although the immediate aim of such reform is to reduce fiscal imbalances to achieve macroeconomic s...

I Introduction and Summary

I Introduction and Summary »

Source: Fiscal Reforms in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Liam Ebrill , Sanjeev Gupta , Anthony Pellechio , Jerald Schiff , George Abed , Ronald McMorran , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 March 1998

ISBN: 9781557757173

Keywords: Developing countries, expenditure, tax administration, tax revenue, wage, expenditures

Since 1986 the International Monetary Fund has supported the adjustment programs of its low-income members with loans on highly concessional terms through two arrangements, the Structural Adjustment Facility...

II Review of Fiscal Developments

II Review of Fiscal Developments »

Source: Fiscal Reforms in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Liam Ebrill , Sanjeev Gupta , Anthony Pellechio , Jerald Schiff , George Abed , Ronald McMorran , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 March 1998

ISBN: 9781557757173

Keywords: Developing countries, expenditure, tax administration, tax revenue, wage, expenditures

The countries that seek support under the SAF and ESAF programs are typically those experiencing deep-seated macroeconomic and structural problems, often associated with persistent weak growth, high inflatio...

III Revenue Policy and Performance

III Revenue Policy and Performance »

Source: Fiscal Reforms in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Liam Ebrill , Sanjeev Gupta , Anthony Pellechio , Jerald Schiff , George Abed , Ronald McMorran , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 March 1998

ISBN: 9781557757173

Keywords: Developing countries, expenditure, tax administration, tax revenue, wage, expenditures

Adjustment programs have often been initiated at times of fiscal stress, with initial efforts focused on alleviating fiscal imbalances that threatened macroeconomic stability. Although short-term measures, s...