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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

Designing Fiscal Redistribution: The Role of Universal and Targeted Transfers

Designing Fiscal Redistribution: The Role of Universal and Targeted Transfers »

Source: Designing Fiscal Redistribution: The Role of Universal and Targeted Transfers

Volume/Issue: 2020/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , and Nghia-Piotr Le

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513547046

Keywords: Tax revenue, Tax competition, Tax evasion, Income distribution, Tax systems, Fiscal redistribution, transfers, taxes, targeted, universal

There is a growing debate on the relative merits of universal and targeted social assistance transfers in achieving income redistribution objectives. While the benefits of targeting are clear, i.e., a larger povert...

Designing Fiscal Redistribution: The Role of Universal and Targeted Transfers

Designing Fiscal Redistribution: The Role of Universal and Targeted Transfers »

Volume/Issue: 2020/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , and Nghia-Piotr Le

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513547046.001

ISBN: 9781513547046

Keywords: Tax revenue, Tax competition, Tax evasion, Income distribution, Tax systems, Fiscal redistribution, transfers, taxes, targeted, universal

There is a growing debate on the relative merits of universal and targeted social assistance transfers in achieving income redistribution objectives. While the benefits of targeting are clear, i.e., a larger povert...

Somalia
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note

Somalia : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2020/87

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513538358.002

ISBN: 9781513538358

Keywords: Financial and Monetary Sector, Economic policy, Economic conditions, Economic reforms, Economic growth, ISCR, CR, FGS, HIPC, SHFS

This Joint Staff Advisory Note on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper discusses that Somalia has made noteworthy progress since 2012 to recover from decades of conflict and state fragmentation. The country has suc...

Women in the Labor Force
			: The Role of Fiscal Policies

Women in the Labor Force : The Role of Fiscal Policies »

Volume/Issue: 2020/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Anna Fruttero , Daniel Gurara , Lisa Kolovich , Vivian Malta , Marina Mendes Tavares , Nino Tchelishvili , and Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 February 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513529134.006

ISBN: 9781513529134

Keywords: Gender, Labor force policy, Gender equality, Fiscal policy, Labor productivity, Poverty, Poverty and inequality, General equilibrium models, Labor force participation, Labor market policy

Despite the increase in female labor force participation over the past three decades, women still do not have the same opportunities as men to participate in economic activities in most countries. The average femal...

Women in the Labor Force

Women in the Labor Force »

Source: Women in the Labor Force : The Role of Fiscal Policies

Volume/Issue: 2020/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Anna Fruttero , Daniel Gurara , Lisa Kolovich , Vivian Malta , Marina Mendes Tavares , Nino Tchelishvili , and Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 February 2020

ISBN: 9781513529134

Keywords: Gender, Labor force policy, Gender equality, Fiscal policy, Labor productivity, Poverty, Poverty and inequality, General equilibrium models, Labor force participation, Labor market policy

Despite the increase in female labor force participation over the past three decades, women still do not have the same opportunities as men to participate in economic activities in most countries. The average femal...

Taking Down the Wall: Transition and Inequality

Taking Down the Wall: Transition and Inequality »

Volume/Issue: 2020/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serhan Cevik , and Carolina Correa-Caro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 February 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513527871.001

ISBN: 9781513527871

Keywords: Income inequality, Economic reforms, Economic growth, Demographic indicators, Income distribution, fiscal policy, transition economies, WP, Gini coefficient, Gini

This paper investigates the main determinants of income inequality in transition countries during the period 1990-2018. To this end, we address a major methodological challenge that lies at the core of the cross-co...

Taking Down the Wall: Transition and Inequality

Taking Down the Wall: Transition and Inequality »

Source: Taking Down the Wall: Transition and Inequality

Volume/Issue: 2020/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serhan Cevik , and Carolina Correa-Caro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 February 2020

ISBN: 9781513527871

Keywords: Income inequality, Economic reforms, Economic growth, Demographic indicators, Income distribution, fiscal policy, transition economies, WP, Gini coefficient, Gini

This paper investigates the main determinants of income inequality in transition countries during the period 1990-2018. To this end, we address a major methodological challenge that lies at the core of the cross-co...

An Assessment of Global Formula Apportionment

An Assessment of Global Formula Apportionment »

Source: An Assessment of Global Formula Apportionment

Volume/Issue: 2019/213

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ruud A. Mooij , Li Liu , and Dinar Prihardini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2019

ISBN: 9781513516257

Keywords: Indicators of economic activity, Tax revenue, Tax competition, Tax bases, Tax rates, International corporate taxation, Multinationals, Formula apportionment., WP, MNEs

Formula apportionment as a way to attribute taxable profits of multinationals across jurisdictions is receiving increased attention. This paper reviews existing literature and discusses experiences in selective fed...

An Assessment of Global Formula Apportionment

An Assessment of Global Formula Apportionment »

Volume/Issue: 2019/213

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ruud A. Mooij , Li Liu , and Dinar Prihardini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513516257.001

ISBN: 9781513516257

Keywords: Indicators of economic activity, Tax revenue, Tax competition, Tax bases, Tax rates, International corporate taxation, Multinationals, Formula apportionment., WP, MNEs

Formula apportionment as a way to attribute taxable profits of multinationals across jurisdictions is receiving increased attention. This paper reviews existing literature and discusses experiences in selective fed...

Manufacturing Jobs and Inequality: Why is the U.S. Experience Different?

Manufacturing Jobs and Inequality: Why is the U.S. Experience Different? »

Volume/Issue: 2019/191

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natalija Novta , and Evgenia Pugacheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498320450.001

ISBN: 9781498320450

Keywords: Agriculture, Capital income, Cross country analysis, Data analysis, Demographic indicators, Disposable income, Economic indicators, Economic sectors, Economies, Education

We examine the extent to which declining manufacturing employment may have contributed to increasing inequality in advanced economies. This contribution is typically small, except in the United States. We explore t...