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Fiscal Rules: Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

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Source: Fiscal Rules : Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Volume: 17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jiro Honda , Manabu Nose , Cesar Sosa Padilla , Jose L. Torres , Murna Morgan , Fernando Im , and Natalia Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484309575

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sector, Fiscal data, Fiscal framework, Fiscal rules, Fiscal rules and institutions

Over the past decade, Lesotho and Swaziland have faced significant volatility in their fiscal revenues, owing to highly unstable Southern African Customs Union (SACU) receipts. Based on model analysis, this paper e...

Boosting Fiscal Space: The Roles of GDP-Linked Debt and Longer Maturities1

Boosting Fiscal Space: The Roles of GDP-Linked Debt and Longer Maturities1 »

Source: Boosting Fiscal Space : The Roles of GDP-Linked Debt and Longer Maturities

Volume/Issue: 2018/4

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , and Jun Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2018

ISBN: 9781484330937

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Fiscal policy, Debt management policies, Default, Fiscal space

Can debt management policy provide a way to increase fiscal space for a given path of primary fiscal balances? This note explores the role of two such policies: issuance of state-contingent debt; and issuance of lo...

Understanding Revenue Administration: Results from the Second Survey of the Revenue Administration - Fiscal Information Tool

Understanding Revenue Administration: Results from the Second Survey of the Revenue Administration - Fiscal Information Tool »

Source: Understanding Revenue Administration : Results from the Second Survey of the Revenue Administration - Fiscal Information Tool

Volume: 17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Duncan Cleary

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484301913

Keywords: Fiscal management, Fiscal sector, Fiscal transparency, Fiscal reporting, Revenue administration, RA-FIT

This paper presents the results of the second round of the Revenue Administration Fiscal Information Tool (RA-FIT) country survey in an aggregated manner for all respondents and by income group. Notwithstanding reg...

Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC): Enhancing Economic Outcomes in an Uncertain Global Economy

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Source: Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC) : Enhancing Economic Outcomes in an Uncertain Global Economy.

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Samya Beidas-Strom , Tobias Rasmussen , and David Robinson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2011

ISBN: 9781484383315

Keywords: fiscal policy, interest, consumption, gdp, debt

Departmental papers are usually focused on a specific economic topic, country, or region. They are prepared in a timely way to support the outreach needs of the IMF's area and functional departments....

Chapter 1. Policy Challenges and Constraints

Chapter 1. Policy Challenges and Constraints »

Source: Fiscal Rules : Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jiro Honda , Manabu Nose , Cesar Sosa Padilla , Jose L. Torres , Murna Morgan , Fernando Im , and Natalia Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484309575

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sector, Fiscal data, Fiscal framework, Fiscal rules, Fiscal rules and institutions

Policy Challenges Associated with SACU Revenues SACU revenues have been a sizable but volatile source of revenue for Lesotho and Swaziland (Table 1). Under the SACU a...

Chapter 2. Addressing Fiscal Policy Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Chapter 2. Addressing Fiscal Policy Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland »

Source: Fiscal Rules : Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jiro Honda , Manabu Nose , Cesar Sosa Padilla , Jose L. Torres , Murna Morgan , Fernando Im , and Natalia Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484309575

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sector, Fiscal data, Fiscal framework, Fiscal rules, Fiscal rules and institutions

Can Fiscal Rules Help? This section explores possible impacts of fiscal rules to ensure fiscal and external stability in the short term and welfare benefits of fiscal...

Chapter 3. From Discretionary to a Rules-Based Fiscal Policy Framework

Chapter 3. From Discretionary to a Rules-Based Fiscal Policy Framework »

Source: Fiscal Rules : Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jiro Honda , Manabu Nose , Cesar Sosa Padilla , Jose L. Torres , Murna Morgan , Fernando Im , and Natalia Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484309575

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sector, Fiscal data, Fiscal framework, Fiscal rules, Fiscal rules and institutions

Groundwork for Successful Fiscal Rules The experiences of countries with fiscal rules suggest that their success depends on their design, and on legislative and insti...

Chapter 4. Conclusion

Chapter 4. Conclusion »

Source: Fiscal Rules : Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jiro Honda , Manabu Nose , Cesar Sosa Padilla , Jose L. Torres , Murna Morgan , Fernando Im , and Natalia Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484309575

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sector, Fiscal data, Fiscal framework, Fiscal rules, Fiscal rules and institutions

Under the current SACU arrangement, Lesotho and Swaziland have faced significant volatility in their revenues, largely owing to highly volatile SACU receipts. A significant decline in these reve...

Introduction

Introduction »

Source: Fiscal Rules : Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jiro Honda , Manabu Nose , Cesar Sosa Padilla , Jose L. Torres , Murna Morgan , Fernando Im , and Natalia Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484309575

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sector, Fiscal data, Fiscal framework, Fiscal rules, Fiscal rules and institutions

Managing fiscal revenue volatility is a serious policy challenge for many countries. Over the past decade, Lesotho and Swaziland have faced significant revenue volatility, largely owing to highl...

In the Wake of the Global Economic Crisis: Adjusting to Lower Revenue of the Southern African Customs Union in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland

In the Wake of the Global Economic Crisis: Adjusting to Lower Revenue of the Southern African Customs Union in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland »

Source: In the Wake of the Global Economic Crisis : Adjusting to Lower Revenue of the Southern African Customs Union in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Thomson Fontaine , Dalmacio Benicio , Joannes Mongardini , Genevieve Verdier , and Gonzalo Pastor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

ISBN: 9781462343492

Keywords: expenditure, fiscal adjustment, spending cuts, government spending, tax increases

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is facing its biggest challenge in its 100 years of existence. The global economic crisis has significantly reduced its revenue outlook, which is having a disproportionate...