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Fiscal Monitor, October 2018

Managing Public Wealth

This issue presents a new database that shows comprehensive estimates of public sector assets and liabilities for a broad sample of 31 countries.

Fiscal Monitor, April 2018

Capitalizing on Good Times

April 2018 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: the burden of high global debt and the opportunities and challenges of digital government.

Fiscal Monitor, October 2018
			: Managing Public Wealth

Fiscal Monitor, October 2018 : Managing Public Wealth »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484367612.089

ISBN: 9781484367612

Keywords: Public sector, Balance sheets, balance sheet; public wealth; liquid assets; net (financial) worth; public sector; gross debt

Public sector balance sheets provide the most comprehensive picture of public wealth. They bring together all the accumulated assets and liabilities that the government controls, including public corporations, natu...

Fiscal Monitor, April 2018
			: Capitalizing on Good Times

Fiscal Monitor, April 2018 : Capitalizing on Good Times »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484333952.089

ISBN: 9781484333952

Keywords: Public finance, Tax policy, Debt and growth, Fiscal Monitor, debt, digitalization, tax

The April 2018 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: the burden of high global debt and the opportunities and challenges of digital government. Chapter 1 explores how strong and broad-based g...

Fiscal Monitor, October 2017
			: Tackling Inequality

Fiscal Monitor, October 2017 : Tackling Inequality »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484312483.089

ISBN: 9781484312483

Keywords: Income inequality, Tax rates, Fiscal policy, inequality, fiscal redistribution, tax progressivity, universal basic income, education, health

At the global level, inequality has declined substantially over the past three decades, but within national boundaries, the picture is mixed: some countries have experienced a reduction in inequality while others,...

Fiscal Monitor, April 2017
			: Achieving More with Less

Fiscal Monitor, April 2017 : Achieving More with Less »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475564662.089

ISBN: 9781475564662

Keywords: Resource allocation, fiscal policy, inclusive growth, advanced economies, emerging market economies

This publication is a survey by the IMF staff, published twice a year, in the spring and fall, as part of the IMF's World Economic and Financial Surveys. The current issue analyzes the latest public finance develop...

Fiscal Monitor, October 2016
			: Debt: Use It Wisely

Fiscal Monitor, October 2016 : Debt: Use It Wisely »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Author(s): Marialuz Moreno Badia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513560601.089

ISBN: 9781513560601

Keywords: Debt, deleveraging, debt overhang, fiscal policy, financial crisis, recovery, debt levels, advanced economies, emerging market economies, private-sector debt

Drawing on an expanded data set covering emerging markets and low-income countries as well as advanced economies, this issue examines the extent and makeup of global debt and asks what role fiscal policy can play i...

Fiscal Monitor, April 2016
			: Acting Now, Acting Together

Fiscal Monitor, April 2016 : Acting Now, Acting Together »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513510590.089

ISBN: 9781513510590

Keywords: Technological innovation, Productivity, Fiscal data, Fiscal framework, Fiscal Monitor, debt, tax, emerging market, income, market

The global economy remains fragile at this time. While the recovery in advanced economies is softening, many emerging market and developing economies have experienced a significant economic slowdown, and some large...

Fiscal Monitor, October 2015
			: The Commodities Roller Coaster - A Fiscal Framework for Uncertain Times

Fiscal Monitor, October 2015 : The Commodities Roller Coaster - A Fiscal Framework for Uncertain Times »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 October 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513570709.089

ISBN: 9781513570709

Keywords: Commodities, Natural resources, Fiscal framework, debt, fiscal policy, investment, commodity, projections

This issue of the Fiscal Monitor examines the conduct of fiscal policy under the uncertainty caused by dependence on natural resource revenues. It draws on extensive past research on the behavior of commodity price...

Fiscal Monitor, April 2015
			: Now Is the Time:  Fiscal Policies for Sustainable Growth

Fiscal Monitor, April 2015 : Now Is the Time: Fiscal Policies for Sustainable Growth »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498396387.089

ISBN: 9781498396387

Keywords: debt, emerging market, tax, output

Fiscal risks remain significant in both advanced and emerging market and developing economies. Fiscal policy continues to play an essential role in building confidence and, where appropriate, sustaining aggregate d...

Fiscal Monitor, October 2014
			: Back to Work:  How Fiscal Policy Can Help

Fiscal Monitor, October 2014 : Back to Work: How Fiscal Policy Can Help »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498375702.089

ISBN: 9781498375702

Keywords: employment, labor market, fiscal policy, unemployment, labor force

At a time when job creation tops the policy agenda globally, this issue of the Fiscal Monitor explores if and how fiscal policy can do more for jobs. It finds that while fiscal policy cannot substitute for compreh...

Fiscal Monitor, April 2014
			: Public Expenditure Reform:  Making Difficult Choices

Fiscal Monitor, April 2014 : Public Expenditure Reform: Making Difficult Choices »

Series: Fiscal Monitor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 April 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475557121.089

ISBN: 9781475557121

Keywords: Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal stability, Fiscal sector, Fiscal risk, expenditure

Fiscal risks are abating somewhat but remain elevated. In advanced economies, recent policy moves have broadly stabilized public debt ratios, but medium-term prospects are still uncertain, and debt remains at histo...