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28 Russian Federation

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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

The Russian Federation has a system of fiscal federalism that has been undergoing rapid and substantial changes since it became a sovereign country at the end of 1991. Centrifugal forces have played an impor...

Political Economy of Oil-Revenue Sharing in a Developing Country

Political Economy of Oil-Revenue Sharing in a Developing Country »

Source: Political Economy of Oil-Revenue Sharing in a Developing Country : Illustrations from Nigeria

Volume/Issue: 2003/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ehtisham Ahmad , and Raju Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451843422

Keywords: Keyword:Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations, local governments, oil revenues, oil prices, oil production, oil producing, State and Local Government,

Control over natural resource revenues is a contentious, politically divisive issue in most developing countries-especially for oil production. A typical policy response of the center in such cases has been to intr...

Building a Better Union

Building a Better Union »

Source: Building a Better Union : Incentivizing Structural Reforms in the Euro Area

Volume/Issue: 2015/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Angana Banerji , Bergljot Barkbu , James John , Tidiane Kinda , Sergejs Saksonovs , Hanni Schoelermann , and Tao Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513517087

Keywords: Structural reform, European economic governance, governance, states, member states, legislation, fiscal, Planning, Coordination, and Reform

The momentum for structural reforms is waning in the euro area at a time when even faster progress is needed to boost productivity and growth, achieve real economic convergence, and improve the resilience of the mo...

Intergovernmental Grants Systems and Management

Intergovernmental Grants Systems and Management »

Source: Intergovernmental Grants Systems and Management : Applications of a General Framework to Indonesia

Volume/Issue: 2002/128

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bob Searle , Jun Ma , Stefano Piperno , and Ehtisham Ahmad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

ISBN: 9781451855067

Keywords: Fiscal decentralization, Fiscal policy, Indonesia, Equalization Grants, expenditure, expenditure needs, expenditures, total expenditure, tax bases, State And Local Government

Intergovernmental equalization grants have been described as 'the glue that holds a nation together.' Getting the grants system right is critical to countries as they decentralize. This paper illustrates general pr...

Too Small to Fail? Subnational Spending Pressures in Europe

Too Small to Fail? Subnational Spending Pressures in Europe »

Source: Too Small to Fail? Subnational Spending Pressures in Europe

Volume/Issue: 2013/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luc Eyraud , and Marialuz Moreno Badia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475578157

Keywords: fiscal federalism, local governments, EU, decentralization, subnational governments, expenditure decentralization, fiscal decentralization, Structure and Scope of Government, Deficit, General

The purpose of this paper is to assess whether expenditure decentralization has contributed to weakening fiscal performance in Europe. Using a panel of EU15 countries for the period 1995-2011, we estimate three eco...

On the Design and Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs

On the Design and Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs »

Source: On the Design and Effectiveness of Targeted Expenditure Programs

Volume/Issue: 2004/220

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ehtisham Ahmad , and Leonardo Martinez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2004

ISBN: 9781451875232

Keywords: Fiscal federalism, special purpose transfers, local government, local governments, local government officials, intergovernmental relations, State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue,

This paper argues that both horizontal and intertemporal competition among recipient governments are needed in order to ensure incentives for effective utilization of targeted transfers. This has implications for b...

Fiscal Decentralization and the Efficiency of Public Service Delivery

Fiscal Decentralization and the Efficiency of Public Service Delivery »

Source: Fiscal Decentralization and the Efficiency of Public Service Delivery

Volume/Issue: 2015/59

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Moussé Sow , and Ivohasina Razafimahefa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 March 2015

ISBN: 9781484351116

Keywords: Decentralization, efficiency, stochastic frontier analysis, fiscal decentralization, public expenditure, expenditure, Methodological Issues: General, Single Equation Models: Single Variables: Instrumental Variables (IV) Estimation, General, Intergovernmental Relations,

This paper explores the impact of fiscal decentralization on the efficiency of public service delivery. It uses a stochastic frontier method to estimate time-varying efficiency coefficients and analyzes the impact...

The Great Divide: Regional Inequality and Fiscal Policy

The Great Divide: Regional Inequality and Fiscal Policy »

Source: The Great Divide: Regional Inequality and Fiscal Policy

Volume/Issue: 2019/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): William Gbohoui , W. Raphael Lam , and Victor Lledo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498311625

Keywords: Cost of living, National income, Social security, Development, Social indicators, Regional inequality, fiscal redistribution, mobility, intergovernmental relations, regional disparity

Growing regional inequality within countries has raised the perception that 'some places and people' are left behind. This has prompted a shift toward inward-looking policies and away from pro-growth reforms. This...

Macro Policy Lessons for a Sound Design of Fiscal Decentralization-Background Studies

Macro Policy Lessons for a Sound Design of Fiscal Decentralization-Background Studies »

Source: Macro Policy Lessons for a Sound Design of Fiscal Decentralization-Background Studies

Volume/Issue: 2009/051

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2009

ISBN: 9781498335799

Keywords: Background papers, Borrowing, Cross country analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Governance, Government expenditures, Intergovernmental fiscal relations, Political economy

This paper provides background to the Board paper on Macro Policy Lessons for a Sound Design of Fiscal Decentralization. It summarizes the findings and recommendations of the Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) for ten...

Macro Policy Lessons for a Sound Design of Fiscal Decentralization

Macro Policy Lessons for a Sound Design of Fiscal Decentralization »

Source: Macro Policy Lessons for a Sound Design of Fiscal Decentralization

Volume/Issue: 2009/050

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2009

ISBN: 9781498335812

Keywords: Borrowing, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Governance, Government expenditures, Political economy, Transparency, Intergovernmental fiscal relations, Revenue administration

Fiscal decentralization has been, and remains high on the policy agenda of many countries. It is mainly driven by political pressures, which tend to be especially evident in countries with multiple ethnicities, and...