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Iraq

Iraq »

Source: Iraq : Considerations on Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations for the Constituent Assembly

Volume/Issue: 2005/69

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451860887

Keywords: budget process, financial management, intergovernmental fiscal, fiscal relations, decentralization

In preparing for the discussions of the Iraqi Constituent Assembly, IMF and World Bank staff and consultant experts presented to senior officials from the central and local governments in Iraq, including from Kurdi...

Pakistan

Pakistan »

Source: Pakistan : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation and Proposal for Post-Program Monitoring.

Volume/Issue: 2012/35

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463939090

Keywords: banking, decentralization, current account, banking system, external debt

Pakistan has implemented some reforms, including improvements in tax administration, removal of some tax exemptions, and the introduction of an interest rate corridor. The macroeconomic policies are overly expansio...

Pakistan: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation and Proposal for Post-Program Monitoring—Informational Annex

Pakistan: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation and Proposal for Post-Program Monitoring—Informational Annex »

Source: Pakistan : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation and Proposal for Post-Program Monitoring.

Volume/Issue: 2012/35

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463939090

Keywords: banking, decentralization, current account, banking system, external debt

Pakistan has implemented some reforms, including improvements in tax administration, removal of some tax exemptions, and the introduction of an interest rate corridor. The macroeconomic policies are overly expansio...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation and Proposal for Post-Program Monitoring with Pakistan

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation and Proposal for Post-Program Monitoring with Pakistan »

Source: Pakistan : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation and Proposal for Post-Program Monitoring.

Volume/Issue: 2012/35

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463939090

Keywords: banking, decentralization, current account, banking system, external debt

Pakistan has implemented some reforms, including improvements in tax administration, removal of some tax exemptions, and the introduction of an interest rate corridor. The macroeconomic policies are overly expansio...

Statement by Jafar Mojarrad, Executive Director for Pakistan and Muhammad Sethi, Senior Advisor to Executive Director

Statement by Jafar Mojarrad, Executive Director for Pakistan and Muhammad Sethi, Senior Advisor to Executive Director »

Source: Pakistan : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation and Proposal for Post-Program Monitoring.

Volume/Issue: 2012/35

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463939090

Keywords: banking, decentralization, current account, banking system, external debt

Pakistan has implemented some reforms, including improvements in tax administration, removal of some tax exemptions, and the introduction of an interest rate corridor. The macroeconomic policies are overly expansio...

Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Islamic Republic of Mauritania »

Source: Islamic Republic of Mauritania : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Joint Staff Advisory Note

Volume/Issue: 2007/42

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451827620

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy paper, decentralization, macroeconomic framework, capacity constraints, Maurtitania,

This Joint Staff Advisory Note provides World Bank and IMF staff analysis, and advices on key priorities to be strengthened during the implementation of the second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP-2) in Mauri...

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...

Fiscal Decentralization and Governance

Fiscal Decentralization and Governance »

Source: Fiscal Decentralization and Governance : A Cross-Country Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2001/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

ISBN: 9781451849240

Keywords: decentralization, revenue mobilization, subnational governments, federalism, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior,

Based on cross-country data for up to 78 countries, this paper shows that fiscal decentralization-the assignment of expenditure and revenue mobilization functions to subnational levels of government-is associated w...

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...

Measuring Fiscal Decentralization

Measuring Fiscal Decentralization »

Source: Measuring Fiscal Decentralization : Exploring the IMF's Databases

Volume/Issue: 2011/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455263431

Keywords: Fiscal federalism, fiscal centralization, government finance, compensation of employees, fiscal decentralization, local governments, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data, Structure

Conventional wisdom postulates that there are benefits from decentralizing government finances but there is little empirical evidence about actual country practices. This paper presents data on fiscal decentralizat...