Ms. Shari Boyce, Mr. Sergei Dodzin, Mr. Xuefei Bai, Ezequiel Cabezon, Mr. Fazurin Jamaludin, Mr. Yiqun Wu, and Ms. Rosanne Heller
-Leste. Tourism-intensivesmallstates: Fiji, Maldives, Palau, Samoa, and Vanuatu. Others: Fishing license-dependent (Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Tuvalu) and Tonga.
Sources: Country authorities; and IMF staff estimates.
Tax reforms led to strong tax revenue performance in some tourism-intensive economies (Maldives and Samoa), while nontax receipts—mainly fishing license fees—surged in Kiribati and Tuvalu (see special topic). The underlying fiscal position in commodity exporters and in countries dependent on fishing license fees