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Confronting Budget Deficits

Confronting Budget Deficits »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756152.051

ISBN: 9781557756152

Keywords: unemployment, health care, social welfare, welfare programs, social security

The phenomenon of substantial peacetime budget deficits over the past20 years has been traced to the burden of entitlements, a slowdown ineconomic productivity, and demographic and macroeconomic shifts in theindust...

U.S. Fiscal Policies and Priorities for Long-Run Sustainability

U.S. Fiscal Policies and Priorities for Long-Run Sustainability »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Martin Mühleisen , and Christopher Towe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 January 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062955.084

ISBN: 9781589062955

Keywords: Economic growth, medicare, tax cuts, health care, public debt, fiscal policy

This paper presents an overview of recent U.S. fiscal developments and discusses possible implications of the sharp turn around in the government's fiscal position. Against this back ground, it also reviews key pol...

Confronting Budget Deficits

Confronting Budget Deficits »

Source: Confronting Budget Deficits

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1996

ISBN: 9781557756152

Keywords: unemployment, health care, social welfare, welfare programs, social security

Political leaders have so frequently cried wolf over budgetary spending that voters are skeptical about talk of budgetary crises. This is unfortunate, since deficits should arouse genuine concern, particular...

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues »

Source: Slovak Republic : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/72

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475587937

Keywords: Development assistance, European Union, Government expenditures, Pensions, Health care, Selected Issues Papers, Slovak Republic

This Selected Issues paper uses the case of the Slovak Republic to investigate how European Union (EU) countries can make optimal use of EU funds to reduce regional disparities. The findings suggest that high-quali...

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues

Slovak Republic: Selected Issues »

Source: Slovak Republic : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/72

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475587937

Keywords: Development assistance, European Union, Government expenditures, Pensions, Health care, Selected Issues Papers, Slovak Republic

This Selected Issues paper uses the case of the Slovak Republic to investigate how European Union (EU) countries can make optimal use of EU funds to reduce regional disparities. The findings suggest that high-quali...

Malawi: Selected Issues

Malawi: Selected Issues »

Source: Malawi : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2018/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484354513

Keywords: Government expenditures, Health care spending, Education spending, Economic growth, Credit, Private sector, Selected issues, Malawi

This Selected Issues paper benchmarks Malawi's public spending and identifies areas in which there is scope to improve expenditure efficiency. Malawi performs poorly in health and education spending efficiency. Spe...

Malawi: Selected Issues

Malawi: Selected Issues »

Source: Malawi : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2018/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484354513

Keywords: Government expenditures, Health care spending, Education spending, Economic growth, Credit, Private sector, Selected issues, Malawi

This Selected Issues paper benchmarks Malawi's public spending and identifies areas in which there is scope to improve expenditure efficiency. Malawi performs poorly in health and education spending efficiency. Spe...

Malawi: Selected Issues

Malawi: Selected Issues »

Source: Malawi : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2018/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484354513

Keywords: Government expenditures, Health care spending, Education spending, Economic growth, Credit, Private sector, Selected issues, Malawi

This Selected Issues paper benchmarks Malawi's public spending and identifies areas in which there is scope to improve expenditure efficiency. Malawi performs poorly in health and education spending efficiency. Spe...

Economic Transition and Social Protection

Economic Transition and Social Protection »

Source: Economic Transition and Social Protection : Issues and Agenda for Reform

Volume/Issue: 1998/14

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1998

ISBN: 9781451967760

Keywords: Montenegro, Former Soviet Union, Social policy, Subsidies, Transition, Social Protection, health care, social contributions, contribution rates, public spending

This paper briefly describes the factors constraining the social protection policies in the Baltics, Russia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union (BRO). The analysis considers public spending in social pr...

Cote d'Ivoire

Cote d'Ivoire »

Source: Cote d'Ivoire : Economic Development Documents-National Development Plan, 2016-20

Volume/Issue: 2016/388

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475562019

Keywords: Development plans, Health care, Governance, Economic growth, Economic forecasting, Economic integration, Education, Public debt, Infrastructure, Revenues

This paper provides a detailed summary of Côte D'Ivoire's National Development Plan for 2016-20. The plan aims to develop Côte d'Ivoire into an emerging market economy with a strong industrial base and to reduce po...