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Playing by the Rules

Playing by the Rules »

Source: Playing by the Rules : Reforming Fiscal Governance in Europe

Volume/Issue: 2015/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luc Eyraud , and Tao Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2015

ISBN: 9781484300282

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Rules, EMU, fiscal, governance, public debt, states, enforcement, General, Intergovernmental Relations,

The paper contributes to the discussions on fiscal governance in Europe. It takes stock of recent reforms, identifies areas for further progress, and discusses a menu of policy options for the medium-term. The issu...

Issues in Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in China

Issues in Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in China »

Source: Issues in Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in China

Volume/Issue: 2005/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2005

ISBN: 9781451860498

Keywords: expenditure, expenditures, expenditure assignments, fiscal relations, intergovernmental fiscal, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General,

The paper reviews the changing nature of intergovernmental fiscal relations between the provinces and the central government in China over the past two decades and provides an assessment of the success of previous...

Recentralization in China?

Recentralization in China? »

Source: Recentralization in China?

Volume/Issue: 2002/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ehtisham Ahmad , Li Keping , Raju Singh , and Thomas Richardson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2002

ISBN: 9781451858273

Keywords: Intergovernmental Relations, local governments, fiscal decentralization, local government, fiscal system, local revenues, State And Local Government,

The paper assesses the changing nature of the relations between the provinces and the central government in China during the 1990s. It examines the fiscal reforms initiated in 1994 and subsequent developments. The...

The Decentralization Dilemma in India

The Decentralization Dilemma in India »

Source: The Decentralization Dilemma in India

Volume/Issue: 2004/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catriona Purfield

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2004

ISBN: 9781451845143

Keywords: Debt, Fiscal policy, India, Intergovernmental fiscal relations, panel econometrics, decentralization, fiscal performance, government expenditure, government deficit, fiscal discipline

Already in precarious shape, the financial health of India's states took a turn for the worse in the late 1990s when state deficits and debt rose sharply. While India is among the world's most decentralized economi...

The Challenge of Fiscal Decentralization in Transition Countries

The Challenge of Fiscal Decentralization in Transition Countries »

Source: The Challenge of Fiscal Decentralization in Transition Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/103

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , and Paul Wade

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2002

ISBN: 9781451852707

Keywords: fiscal reform, transition, decentralization, subnational governments, intergovernmental fiscal, intergovernmental fiscal relations, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General

This paper examines key aspects of the ongoing decentralization process in transition economies and identifies areas where the present systems can have potentially adverse impacts on both service delivery and macro...

Toward More Effective Redistribution

Toward More Effective Redistribution »

Source: Toward More Effective Redistribution : Reform Options for Intergovernmental Transfers in China

Volume/Issue: 2004/98

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451852172

Keywords: Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations, expenditure, expenditure needs, expenditures, total expenditure, tax effort

Full implementation of an intergovernmental transfer system based on revenue capacities and expenditure needs could significantly improve both redistribution and equity objectives of the Chinese authorities. This w...

United Republic of Tanzania

United Republic of Tanzania »

Source: United Republic of Tanzania : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Annual Implementation Report: Joint Staff Advisory Note

Volume/Issue: 2008/10

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2008

ISBN: 9781451838534

Keywords: budget support, external audit, fiscal intergovernmental relations, government spending, general budget support

A sound fiscal stance has been the bedrock for Tanzania's macroeconomic stability in recent years. Impressive increases in government revenues, together with substantial donor support, allowed for strong increases...

Income Inequality, Fiscal Decentralization and Transfer Dependency1

Income Inequality, Fiscal Decentralization and Transfer Dependency1 »

Source: Income Inequality, Fiscal Decentralization and Transfer Dependency

Volume/Issue: 2014/64

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Caroline-Antonia Goerl , and Mike Seiferling

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484354711

Keywords: transfer dependency, COFOG, decentralization, fiscal federalism, federalism, government expenditure, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Intergovernmental Relations,

Within the context of reigniting post crisis macroeconomic growth, income inequality has emerged as a topic of significant interest for both academics and policymakers (Bastagli, Coady, and Gupta, 2012) This study...

Macroeconomic Management and the Devolution of Fiscal Powers

Macroeconomic Management and the Devolution of Fiscal Powers »

Source: Macroeconomic Management and the Devolution of Fiscal Powers

Volume/Issue: 2002/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

ISBN: 9781451849882

Keywords: fiscal policies, state and local government, intergovernmental relations, local governments, local government, fiscal decentralization, fiscal devolution, tax revenue,

Several of the transition economies are devolving fiscal authority to subnational governments at a time when it is also important to consolidate fiscal policy. This can be problematic because, without appropriate c...

21 India

21 India »

Source: Fiscal Federalism in Theory and Practice

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

ISBN: 9781557756633

Keywords: tax administration, taxation, intergovernmental fiscal relations, tax revenue, local governments

India has a complex system of intergovernmental fiscal relations. This complexity has its roots in a number of factors, including substantial ethnic, social, and economic disparities among regions, as well a...