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Wage Policy and Fiscal Sustainability in Benin

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Source: Wage Policy and Fiscal Sustainability in Benin

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charlotte Lundgren

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455268382

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Civil service, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, Wage policy, wage, wages, salaries, wage costs

This paper analyzes the impact of Benin's public wage policy on medium and long-term fiscal and debt sustainability. The main findings are that if the wage bill continues to increase in line with recent trends, deb...

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Source: Wage Policy and Fiscal Sustainability in Benin

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charlotte Lundgren

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455268382

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Civil service, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, Wage policy, wage, wages, salaries, wage costs

Over 2007–2009, annual real growth in the wage bill averaged 14.7 percent. In 2009 in particular, wage costs in real terms increased by 21 percent and as a share of...