Short-Term Fiscal Targets in PRGF Countries1
|Fiscal Balance Targets|
|Number of countries||Overall balance||Primary balance||Basic balance||Balance including grants||Balance excluding foreign-financed investment||Other Targets|
Data are based on the latest staff reports for 43 countries with Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) programs approved in 2002–06, and cover only performance criteria on fiscal balance, net domestic financing (NDF), or net credit to the government (NCG) from the banking sector in program conditions. Countries are grouped according to coverage by IMF departments: AFR=African Department; APD=Asia and Pacific Department; EUR=European Department; MCD=Middle East and Central Asia Department; and WHD=Western Hemisphere Department.
Adjustors exist for excesses and/or shortfalls in external assistance relative to program baselines.
The adjustors for excesses or shortfalls in external assistance differ.