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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...

Manual on Fiscal Transparency

Manual on Fiscal Transparency »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 January 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060555.069

ISBN: 9781589060555

Keywords: fiscal transparency, fiscal activities, quasi-fiscal activities, fiscal policy, contingent liabilities

This Manual provides guidance on the implementation of the Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency by setting out its principles and practices in detail, and establishing priorities for improving fiscal trans...

Bangladesh

Bangladesh »

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

Volume/Issue: 2003/185

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 June 2003

ISBN: 9781451804102

Keywords: internal audit, fiscal activities, budget documents, quasi-fiscal activities

This report assesses the Observance of Standards and Codes on Fiscal Transparency for Bangladesh. Bangladesh has made significant progress in recent years toward addressing longstanding problems of fiscal reporting...

Government Role and the Efficiency of Policy Instruments1/

Government Role and the Efficiency of Policy Instruments1/ »

Source: Government Role and the Efficiency of Policy Instruments

Volume/Issue: 1995/100

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1995

ISBN: 9781451852349

Keywords: public spending, taxation, fiscal activities, quasi-fiscal activities, tax revenue

Comparisons about the role of the government in an economy are usually made by reference to the share of tax revenue or of public expenditure in gross domestic product. However, governments often use other tools fo...

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka »

Source: Sri Lanka : Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes: Fiscal Transparency Module-Update

Volume/Issue: 2005/251

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2005

ISBN: 9781451823554

Keywords: budget estimates, contingent liabilities, fiscal management, quasi-fiscal activities

This report on Sri Lanka's Observance of Standards and Codes highlights the fiscal transparency module. The 2003 Fiscal Management Act has improved the transparency of government fiscal policy. There has been littl...

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...

Appendix IV Selected Country Experiences

Appendix IV Selected Country Experiences »

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

This appendix summarizes the experiences of selected countries in several regions of the IMF’s membership. Although none of the countries selected is necessarily to be regarded as a model of fiscal transpare...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

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 operations is widely regarded as an important precondition for macroeconomic fiscal sustainability, good governance, and overall fiscal rectitude. Notably, the Interim Committee, a...