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Is the Glass Half Empty Or Half Full?

Is the Glass Half Empty Or Half Full? »

Source: Is the Glass Half Empty Or Half Full? : Issues in Managing Water Challenges and Policy Instruments

Volume/Issue: 2015/11

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Kalpana Kochhar , Catherine Pattillo , Yan Sun , Nujin Suphaphiphat , Andrew Swiston , Robert Tchaidze , Benedict Clements , Stefania Fabrizio , Valentina Flamini , Laure Redifer , and Harald Finger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 June 2015

ISBN: 9781484391198

Keywords: Economic policy, Fund role, Policy instruments, Supply and demand, Subsidies, Water supply, Water resources, Water, externalities, public utilities

This paper examines water challenges, a growing global concern with adverse economic and social consequences, and discusses economic policy instruments. Water subsidies provided through public utilities are estimat...

Fiscal Frameworks for Resource Rich Developing Countries

Fiscal Frameworks for Resource Rich Developing Countries »

Source: Fiscal Frameworks for Resource Rich Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2012/4

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro , Mauricio Villafuerte , Thomas Baunsgaard , and Christine Richmond

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475510065

Keywords: Developing countries, Fiscal sustainability, Natural resources, permanent income hypothesis, public financial management, fiscal framework, fiscal rules, macro-fiscal management, fiscal policy, long-term fiscal sustainability

Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief an...

Income Inequality and Fiscal Policy (2nd Edition)

Income Inequality and Fiscal Policy (2nd Edition) »

Source: Income Inequality and Fiscal Policy (2nd Edition)

Volume/Issue: 2012/8R

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Francesca Bastagli , David Coady , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2012

ISBN: 9781475510850

Keywords: Taxation, Unemployment, Income distribution, Developed countries, Developing countries, Fiscal consolidation, Government expenditures, Income inequality, fiscal policy, tax and expenditure policy

This note will describe recent trends in income inequality in both advanced and developing economies and how tax and expenditure policies have impacted on these trends. It will discuss how tax and expenditure polic...

Macro-Structural Policies and Income Inequality in Low-Income Developing Countries

Macro-Structural Policies and Income Inequality in Low-Income Developing Countries »

Source: Macro-Structural Policies and Income Inequality in Low-Income Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2017/1

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio , Davide Furceri , Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu , Bin Grace Li , Sandra Lizarazo Ruiz , Marina Mendes Tavares , Futoshi Narita , and Adrian Peralta-Alva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475566222

Keywords: Economic growth, Economic indicators, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal policy, Financial sector, Agricultural sector, Low-income developing countries, Resource mobilization, Social indicators, Financial sector reform

Despite sustained economic growth and rapid poverty reductions, income inequality remains stubbornly high in many low-income developing countries. This pattern is a concern as high levels of inequality can impair t...

From Ambition to Execution

From Ambition to Execution »

Source: From Ambition to Execution : Policies in Support of Sustainable Development Goals

Volume/Issue: 2015/18

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio , Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu , Catherine Pattillo , Adrian Peralta-Alva , Andrea Presbitero , Baoping Shang , Genevieve Verdier , Marie-Therese Camilleri , Kazuaki Washimi , Lisa Kolovich , Monique Newiak , Martin Cihak , Inci Otker , Luis-Felipe Zanna , and Carol Baker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513573304

Keywords: Inclusive growth, Income inequality, Gender, Environmental sustainability, Sustainable development, Fiscal policy, Developing countries, sustainable development goals, growth, structural transformation

The formal launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) sets the global development agenda through 2030, placing significant emphasis on promoting social and environmental sustainability alongside economic gr...

Income Inequality and Fiscal Policy

Income Inequality and Fiscal Policy »

Source: Income Inequality and Fiscal Policy

Volume/Issue: 2012/8

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): David Coady , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504828

Keywords: Fiscal consolidation, Developed countries, Developing countries, Fiscal policy, Government expenditures, Income inequality, Income distribution, Taxation, Unemployment, tax

Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief an...

Fiscal Policy and Development

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Fiscal Policy and Development »

Source: Fiscal Policy and Development : Human, Social, and Physical Investments for the SDGs

Volume/Issue: 2019/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , David Amaglobeli , Mercedes Garcia-Escribano , Delphine Prady , and Mauricio Soto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484388914

Keywords: Sustainable development, Foreign aid, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Development, Fiscal policy, Sustainable Development Goals; Fiscal Policy, Sustainable Development Goals, Structure and Scope of Government, General, International Fiscal Issues

The goal of this paper is to estimate the additional annual spending required for meaningful progress on the SDGs in these areas. Our estimates refer to additional spending in 2030, relative to a baseline of curren...

Fair Play:

Fair Play: »

Source: Fair Play : More Equal Laws Boost Female Labor Force Participation

Volume/Issue: 2015/2

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Christian Gonzales , Sonali Jain-Chandra , Kalpana Kochhar , and Monique Newiak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 February 2015

ISBN: 9781498354424

Keywords: Labor force participation, Gender equality, Women, female labor force participation, gender equity, legal rights, gender, labor force, female labor, Participación en la fuerza laboral;Mujeres;Igualdad de género;Mercados de trabajo;Reformas del mercado laboral;Aspectos económicos de la familia;Análisis entre países

This Staff Discussion Note examines the effect of gender-based legal restrictions and other policy choices and demographic characteristics on female labor force participation. Drawing on a large and novel panel dat...

Global Implications of Lower Oil Prices

Global Implications of Lower Oil Prices »

Source: Global Implications of Lower Oil Prices

Volume/Issue: 2015/15

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Aasim Husain , Rabah Arezki , Peter Breuer , Vikram Haksar , Thomas Helbling , Paulo Medas , and Martin Sommer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513532417

Keywords: Oil price, fuel taxes and subsidies, fiscal vulnerabilities, external vulnerabilities, exchange rate regime, oil, prices, price, oil prices, energy

The sharp drop in oil prices is one of the most important global economic developments over the past year. The SDN finds that (i) supply factors have played a somewhat larger role than demand factors in driving the...

Marcos fiscales para los países ricos en recursos naturales

Marcos fiscales para los países ricos en recursos naturales »

Source: Marcos fiscales para los países ricos en recursos naturales

Volume/Issue: 2012/4

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro , Mauricio Villafuerte , Thomas Baunsgaard , and Christine Richmond

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2012

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781498397162

Keywords: Natural resources, Developing countries, Fiscal sustainability, hipótesis del ingreso permanente, gestión financiera pública, marco fiscal, reglas fiscales, macro-gestión fiscal, política fiscal, sostenibilidad fiscal a largo plazo

En la serie de Documentos de Análisis del Personal Técnico del FMI se presentan los últimos análisis e investigaciones sobre políticas elaborados por miembros del personal técnico del FMI, que se publican para reci...