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IMF Technical Assistance
			: Transferring Knowledge and Best Practice

IMF Technical Assistance : Transferring Knowledge and Best Practice »

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060999.052

ISBN: 9781589060999

Keywords: banking, public expenditure, taxation, tax administration, banking system

An introductory guide to the IMF's technical assistance. Providing technical assistance to member countries-particularly developing countries and countries in transition-is at the core of the IMF's mission. Technic...

What Macroeconomists Should Know about Health Care Policy

What Macroeconomists Should Know about Health Care Policy »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Peter Heller , and William Hsiao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066182.058

ISBN: 9781589066182

Keywords: Health care, public health, health services, health policy, health expenditure

This primer explains why macroeconomists need to be concerned with issues of health policy and elaborates the essential information that a macroeconomist should know in providing inputs to discussions on health sec...

Roads to Nowhere
			: How Corruption in Public investment Hurts Growth

Roads to Nowhere : How Corruption in Public investment Hurts Growth »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 March 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757104.051

ISBN: 9781557757104

Keywords: public investment, government revenue, current expenditure, investment projects, rate of return

In some countries, corrupt politicians appear to choose investment projects based on the opportunity for bribes and kickbacks these projectspresent. This paper contends that such corruption increases the numberof c...

The Role of the Public Sector in the Market Economies of Developing Asia

The Role of the Public Sector in the Market Economies of Developing Asia »

Source: The Role of the Public Sector in the Market Economies of Developing Asia : General Lessons for the Current Debt Strategy

Volume/Issue: 1988/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1988

ISBN: 9781451928266

Keywords: expenditure, public expenditure, public spending, foreign debt, tax revenue

This paper pursues several objectives. First, it presents a sketch of a positive (or real-world) theory of public sector intervention. Second, it analyzes in some detail the activity of the public sector in nine ma...

Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Source: Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Volume: 18

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , and Christoph Duenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2018

ISBN: 9781484336731

Keywords: Public sector, Public sector wages, Public employment, Public expenditure management, Public expenditures reform, Public services, Public employment systems, Public sector; Public sector wages; Public employment; Public expenditure management; Public expenditures reform; Public services; Public employment systems

Analysis of policies for managing public sector wage bills in the Middle East and Central Asia region. While some work has been done recently at the Fund on issues related to government employment and compensation,...

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Selected Issues

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Selected Issues »

Source: People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/142

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 May 2003

ISBN: 9781451816846

Keywords: government expenditure, budget, public finances, fiscal consolidation, tax base

This Selected Issues paper examines the fiscal outlook and policy options for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The paper provides indicative estimates of how revenue and expenditure might evolve in the...

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Selected Issues

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Selected Issues »

Source: People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/142

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 May 2003

ISBN: 9781451816846

Keywords: government expenditure, budget, public finances, fiscal consolidation, tax base

This Selected Issues paper examines the fiscal outlook and policy options for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The paper provides indicative estimates of how revenue and expenditure might evolve in the...

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Selected Issues

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Selected Issues »

Source: People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/142

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 May 2003

ISBN: 9781451816846

Keywords: government expenditure, budget, public finances, fiscal consolidation, tax base

This Selected Issues paper examines the fiscal outlook and policy options for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The paper provides indicative estimates of how revenue and expenditure might evolve in the...

How Has the Asian Crisis Affected Other Regions?

How Has the Asian Crisis Affected Other Regions? »

Source: Finance & Development, September 1998

Volume/Issue: 35/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1998

ISBN: 9781451952278

Keywords: income distribution, unskilled workers, fiscal affairs department, taxation, public expenditures

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly...

Mitigating the Social Costs of the Asian Crisis

Mitigating the Social Costs of the Asian Crisis »

Source: Finance & Development, September 1998

Volume/Issue: 35/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1998

ISBN: 9781451952278

Keywords: income distribution, unskilled workers, fiscal affairs department, taxation, public expenditures

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly...