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Transparency in Government Operations

Transparency in Government Operations »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): George Kopits , and J. Craig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 February 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756978.084

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, at its A...

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616353896.081

ISBN: 9781616353896

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

The October 2012 World Economic Outlook (WEO) assesses the prospects for the global recovery in light of such risks as the ongoing euro area crisis and the "fiscal cliff" facing U.S. policymakers. Reducing the risk...

Toward a Framework for a Budget Law for Economies in Transition

Toward a Framework for a Budget Law for Economies in Transition »

Source: Toward a Framework for a Budget Law for Economies in Transition

Volume/Issue: 1994/149

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bill Allan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1994

ISBN: 9781451856866

Keywords: budget law, budget management, budget legislation, budget process, financial management

This paper discusses basic principles underlying budget law and reviews key features of budget legislation in several OECD countries as a basis for development of budget legislation in economies in transition to a...

United States

United States »

Source: United States : Report on Observance of Standards and Codes-Fiscal Transparency

Volume/Issue: 2003/243

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 August 2003

ISBN: 9781451839555

Keywords: budget process, fiscal transparency, fiscal policy, budget resolution, budget act

This paper analyzes the Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes on fiscal transparency for the United States. It assesses fiscal transparency practices in the United States against the requirements of the I...

The Challenge of Reforming Budgetary Institutions in Developing Countries

The Challenge of Reforming Budgetary Institutions in Developing Countries »

Source: The Challenge of Reforming Budgetary Institutions in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2009/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Allen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2009

ISBN: 9781451872439

Keywords: PEFA, budget, institutions, platform approach, reform, donors, Paris Declaration, Accra Agenda for Action, budgetary institutions, financial management

The paper notes that the development of sound budgetary institutions in countries such as France, the U.K. and the U.S. has taken a very long time?200 years or more?and is still evolving. It discusses Douglass Nort...

Does Performance Budgeting Work? An Analytical Review of the Empirical Literature

Does Performance Budgeting Work? An Analytical Review of the Empirical Literature »

Source: Does Performance Budgeting Work? An Analytical Review of the Empirical Literature

Volume/Issue: 2005/210

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marc Robinson , and Jim Brumby

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2005

ISBN: 9781451862294

Keywords: performance measures, budget process, resource allocation, performance budgeting systems, government accounting, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General, Publicly Provided Goods,

This paper attempts to ascertain what light the empirical literature sheds on the efficacy of performance budgeting. Performance budgeting refers to procedures or mechanisms intended to strengthen links between the...

From Program to Performance Budgeting

From Program to Performance Budgeting »

Source: From Program to Performance Budgeting : The Challenge for Emerging Market Economies

Volume/Issue: 2003/169

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jack Diamond

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451858365

Keywords: budget reform, budget management, budget process, accrual accounting, output budgeting, Macroeconomic - Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook, Analysis of Collective Decision-Making, Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies,

Many emerging market economies are trying to improve their budget processes and move to performance-based budgeting. This paper first reviews the evolution of the "new" performance budgeting model, increasingly bei...

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...