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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...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

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 operations is widely regarded as an important precondition for macroeconomic fiscal sustainability, good governance, and overall fiscal rectitude. Notably, the Interim Committee, a...

II Issues in Fiscal Transparency

II Issues in Fiscal Transparency »

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 section reviews the major facets of fiscal transparency in three overlapping and interrelated areas. 17 The first encompasses transparency in government institutions and beha...

III Role of the IMF in Promoting Fiscal Transparency

III Role of the IMF in Promoting Fiscal Transparency »

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

Major progress has been made throughout virtually the entire IMF membership toward fiscal transparency. The IMF has played a role in this endeavor through various channels: surveillance in the context of Art...

IV Summary and Conclusions

IV Summary and Conclusions »

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

Fiscal transparency—defined as public openness in government institutions, fiscal policy intentions, public sector accounts, indicators, and forecasts—is fundamental to sound economic policy. Transparency al...

Chapter 2 Country and Regional Perspectives

Chapter 2 Country and Regional Perspectives »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2012 : Coping with High Debt and Sluggish Growth

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2012

ISBN: 9781616353896

Keywords: Budget estimates, Adjustment process, Commodity prices, Debt reduction, Euro, public debt, fiscal consolidation, current account, inflation

Global growth slowed again during the second quarter of 2012 after rebounding during the first. The slowing has been observed in all regions. This synchronicity suggests an importan...

Chapter 3 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: 100 Years of Dealing with Public Debt Overhangs

Chapter 3 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: 100 Years of Dealing with Public Debt Overhangs »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2012 : Coping with High Debt and Sluggish Growth

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2012

ISBN: 9781616353896

Keywords: Budget estimates, Adjustment process, Commodity prices, Debt reduction, Euro, public debt, fiscal consolidation, current account, inflation

Throughout the past century, numerous advanced economies have faced public debt burdens as high, or higher, than those prevailing today. They responded with a wide v...