The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This report assesses the Observance of Standards and Codes on Fiscal Transparency for the Islamic Republic of Iran. Since the enactment of the five-year Development Plan covering 2000-04, the authorities have taken a number of steps to enhance fiscal transparency, especially with respect to the budget process. Important recent actions include eliminating implicit exchange rate subsidies, budgetizing other implicit subsidies including those associated with price controls, and adopting contemporary budget classification standards. The audit framework for the public sector has a robust legal framework and follows international auditing standards.