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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...

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...

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...

Corruption

Corruption »

Source: Corruption : Costs and Mitigating Strategies

Volume/Issue: 2016/5

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2016

ISBN: 9781513594330

Keywords: Corruption, Governance, Tax revenues, Inclusive growth, Government expenditures, Public investments, Private investments, Human capital, Fund role, Corruption

In an environment in which growth and employment prospects in many countries remain subdued and a number of high-profile corruption cases have fueled moral outrage, and amid a growing consensus that corruption can...