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			: Gearing Policies toward Growth and Development

Kosovo : Gearing Policies toward Growth and Development »

Series: Books

Author(s): Rakia Moalla-Fetini , Shehadah Hussein , Heikki Hatanpaa , and Natasha Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 July 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064225.071

ISBN: 9781589064225

Keywords: wage, wages, banking, salaries, tax revenues

This report builds on two previous similar reports from 2001 and 2002-Kosovo: Macroeconomic Issues and Fiscal Sustainability (2001) and Kosovo: Institutions and Policies for Reconstruction and Growth (2002). It is...

I Overview and Policy Conclusions

I Overview and Policy Conclusions »

Source: Kosovo : Gearing Policies toward Growth and Development

Series: Books

Author(s): Rakia Moalla-Fetini , Shehadah Hussein , Heikki Hatanpaa , and Natasha Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 July 2005

ISBN: 9781589064225

Keywords: wage, wages, banking, salaries, tax revenues

Nearly 5 years into the postconflict transition, Kosovo finds itself at a critical juncture. While there are many positive signs, including progress in institution building and noteworthy macroeconomic stabi...

II Recent Economic Trends, Short-Term Vulnerabilities, and Medium-Term Challenges

II Recent Economic Trends, Short-Term Vulnerabilities, and Medium-Term Challenges »

Source: Kosovo : Gearing Policies toward Growth and Development

Series: Books

Author(s): Rakia Moalla-Fetini , Shehadah Hussein , Heikki Hatanpaa , and Natasha Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 July 2005

ISBN: 9781589064225

Keywords: wage, wages, banking, salaries, tax revenues

Kosovo staged a very strong recovery after the end of the conflict. However, the economy’s heavy reliance on foreign inflows renders the gains achieved so far fragile and the economy vulnerable, while signif...

III Fiscal Strategy, and Tax and Expenditure Systems

III Fiscal Strategy, and Tax and Expenditure Systems »

Source: Kosovo : Gearing Policies toward Growth and Development

Series: Books

Author(s): Rakia Moalla-Fetini , Shehadah Hussein , Heikki Hatanpaa , and Natasha Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 July 2005

ISBN: 9781589064225

Keywords: wage, wages, banking, salaries, tax revenues

Kosovo has made strides in building capacity and institutions for autonomous fiscal management; at the same time, an excellent tax performance has laid a strong fiscal foundation, offering a unique opportuni...

IV Monetary Developments and the Financial Sector

IV Monetary Developments and the Financial Sector »

Source: Kosovo : Gearing Policies toward Growth and Development

Series: Books

Author(s): Rakia Moalla-Fetini , Shehadah Hussein , Heikki Hatanpaa , and Natasha Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 July 2005

ISBN: 9781589064225

Keywords: wage, wages, banking, salaries, tax revenues

A major challenge faced by Kosovo after the end of the conflict was to choose a monetary framework, reestablish a secure payment system, and rebuild its financial sector. The confiscation and freezing of for...

V Structural Reforms

V Structural Reforms »

Source: Kosovo : Gearing Policies toward Growth and Development

Series: Books

Author(s): Rakia Moalla-Fetini , Shehadah Hussein , Heikki Hatanpaa , and Natasha Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 July 2005

ISBN: 9781589064225

Keywords: wage, wages, banking, salaries, tax revenues

Although the achievements in the fiscal and financial management areas reviewed in the previous chapters have been remarkable, progress in structural reforms has been more limited, as noted in the following:...

Republic of Armenia

Republic of Armenia »

Source: Republic of Armenia : Recent Economic Developments and Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2001/78

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2001

ISBN: 9781451801446

Keywords: electricity, capital expenditures, debt service, tax revenues, state budget

This report provides an overview of the recent economic developments in Armenia by analyzing its output growth, prices, wages, employment, public finances and social safety net, monetary and exchange rate developme...

Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa: Experiences and Lessons

Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa: Experiences and Lessons »

Source: Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa : Experiences and Lessons

Volume: 13

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Trevor Alleyne , and Mumtaz Hussain

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484366547

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Electric power, Energy sector, Energy taxes, Oil prices, Fiscal reforms, Gasoline prices, Sub-Saharan Africa, Subsidies, electricity

The reform of energy subsidies is an important but challenging issue for sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. There is a relatively large theoretical and empirical literature on this issue. While this paper relies...

Appendix 1: Survey of Fuel and Electricity Subsidies in Sub-Saharan Africa29

Appendix 1: Survey of Fuel and Electricity Subsidies in Sub-Saharan Africa29 »

Source: Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa : Experiences and Lessons

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Trevor Alleyne , and Mumtaz Hussain

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484366547

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Electric power, Energy sector, Energy taxes, Oil prices, Fiscal reforms, Gasoline prices, Sub-Saharan Africa, Subsidies, electricity

This apppendix summarizes the results of a survey on fuel and electricity subsidies in sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries based on the responses to a questionnaire circulated to International Monetary Fund...

Appendix 2 Good Practices in Retail Fuel Price-Setting Mechanisms32

Appendix 2 Good Practices in Retail Fuel Price-Setting Mechanisms32 »

Source: Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa : Experiences and Lessons

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Trevor Alleyne , and Mumtaz Hussain

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484366547

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Electric power, Energy sector, Energy taxes, Oil prices, Fiscal reforms, Gasoline prices, Sub-Saharan Africa, Subsidies, electricity

Coady and others (2010) provide an excellent overview of international policies in this area. A fully liberalized regime would require adequate regulation to ensure the prevalence of competitive...