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Burkina Faso: Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Burkina Faso: Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility »

Source: Finland : 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Finland.

Volume/Issue: 2009/39

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 February 2009

ISBN: 9781451813302

Keywords: debt service, tax policy, external debt, debt sustainability, capital expenditure

Finland's 2008 Article IV Consultation shows that spillovers from the global turmoil are adversely affecting activity and may weaken the financial system. From a cyclical perspective, a fiscal structural loosening...

In the Wake of the Global Economic Crisis
			: Adjusting to Lower Revenue of the Southern African Customs Union in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland

In the Wake of the Global Economic Crisis : Adjusting to Lower Revenue of the Southern African Customs Union in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland »

Volume: 11

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Thomson Fontaine , Dalmacio Benicio , Joannes Mongardini , Genevieve Verdier , and Gonzalo Pastor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462343492.087

ISBN: 9781462343492

Keywords: expenditure, fiscal adjustment, spending cuts, government spending, tax increases

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is facing its biggest challenge in its 100 years of existence. The global economic crisis has significantly reduced its revenue outlook, which is having a disproportionate...

17 Does Corruption Affect Income Inequality and Poverty?

17 Does Corruption Affect Income Inequality and Poverty? »

Source: Governance, Corruption, and Economic Performance

Series: Books

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , and George Abed

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2002

ISBN: 9781589061163

Keywords: decentralization, military spending, military, tax revenue, government expenditure

1. Introduction Government officials may use their authority for private gain in designing and implementing public policies. This phenomenon—defined broadly as corruption (Tanzi, 199...

Fiscal Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa in Response to the Impact of the Global Crisis1

Fiscal Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa in Response to the Impact of the Global Crisis1 »

Source: Fiscal Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa in Response to the Impact of the Global Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2009/10

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Shamsuddin Tareq , Andrew Berg , Victor Lledo , Antonio Spilimbergo , Rolando Ossowski , Irene Yackovlev , Norbert Funke , Alejandro Hajdenberg , and Martin Schindler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 May 2009

ISBN: 9781462335404

Keywords: Emerging markets, Financial crisis, Cross country analysis, Commodities, Commodity price fluctuations, Developing countries, Infrastructure, Government expenditures, Fiscal policy, Social safety nets

The global financial crisis poses significant challenges to fiscal policies in Sub-Saharan African countries. Growth will weaken considerably as export prices and volumes, remittances, tourism, and capital flows de...

Globalization and the Future of Social Protection1

Globalization and the Future of Social Protection1 »

Source: Globalization and the Future of Social Protection

Volume/Issue: 2000/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451842890

Keywords: Government expenditures, Taxes, globalization, welfare state, tax expenditure, regulations, public spending, social expenditure, expenditures, tax expenditures

Social protection in industrial countries has been provided through regulations, tax expenditures, and public spending. This paper argues that globalization will affect governments' ability to continue providing th...

Globalization, Financial Markets, and Fiscal Policy

Globalization, Financial Markets, and Fiscal Policy »

Source: Globalization, Financial Markets, and Fiscal Policy

Volume/Issue: 2007/051

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2007

ISBN: 9781498333191

Keywords: Capital flows, Economic growth, Financial sector, Fiscal policy, Globalization, Government expenditures, Stabilization measures, Tax revenues, Economic integration, Economic policy

This paper examines how fiscal policy can contribute to realizing the benefits of two important ongoing developments, globalization and financial deepening....

Globalization, Financial Markets, and Fiscal Policy

Globalization, Financial Markets, and Fiscal Policy »

Volume/Issue: 2007/051

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498333191.007

ISBN: 9781498333191

Keywords: Capital flows, Economic growth, Financial sector, Fiscal policy, Globalization, Government expenditures, Stabilization measures, Tax revenues, Economic integration, Economic policy

This paper examines how fiscal policy can contribute to realizing the benefits of two important ongoing developments, globalization and financial deepening....

Fiscal Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa in Response to the Impact of the Global Crisis

Fiscal Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa in Response to the Impact of the Global Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2009/10

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Shamsuddin Tareq , Andrew Berg , Victor Lledo , Antonio Spilimbergo , Rolando Ossowski , Irene Yackovlev , Norbert Funke , Alejandro Hajdenberg , and Martin Schindler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 May 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462335404.004

ISBN: 9781462335404

Keywords: Emerging markets, Financial crisis, Cross country analysis, Commodities, Commodity price fluctuations, Developing countries, Infrastructure, Government expenditures, Fiscal policy, Social safety nets

The global financial crisis poses significant challenges to fiscal policies in Sub-Saharan African countries. Growth will weaken considerably as export prices and volumes, remittances, tourism, and capital flows de...

Globalization and the Future of Social Protection

Globalization and the Future of Social Protection »

Volume/Issue: 2000/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842890.001

ISBN: 9781451842890

Keywords: Government expenditures, Taxes, globalization, welfare state, tax expenditure, regulations, public spending, social expenditure, expenditures, tax expenditures

Social protection in industrial countries has been provided through regulations, tax expenditures, and public spending. This paper argues that globalization will affect governments' ability to continue providing th...

Inclusive Growth and the Incidence  of Fiscal Policy in Mauritius
			: Much Progress, But More Could be Done

Inclusive Growth and the Incidence of Fiscal Policy in Mauritius : Much Progress, But More Could be Done »

Volume/Issue: 2013/116

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , and Martin Petri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484323335.001

ISBN: 9781484323335

Keywords: Incidence of Public Expenditures, Incidence of Taxes, expenditures, expenditure, public expenditures, consumption expenditure, capital expenditures, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Incidence, General,

Using data from three household surveys, we review whether growth in Mauritius was inclusive and discuss the incidence of public expenditures and taxes. Generally, Mauritius enjoys an even income distribution and l...