New Releases for Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

34 Departmental Papers / Policy Papers of 213 New Releases


A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia

Author/Editor: Edward R Gemayel, Lorraine Ocampos, Matteo Ghilardi, James Aylward.

Release Date:April, 2018

Since 2014, large and persistent external shocks have hit the CCA region, particularly a slump in global commodity prices and slower growth in its key economic partners. Fiscal accommodation, along more...



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Growing Pains : Is Latin America Prepared for Population Aging?

Author/Editor: Lorenzo U Figliuoli, Valentina Flamini, Misael Galdamez, Frederic Lambert, Mike Li, Bogdan Lissovolik, Rosalind Mowatt, Jaume Puig, Alexander D Klemm, Mauricio Soto, Saji Thomas, Christoph Freudenberg, Anna Orthofer.

Release Date:April, 2018

This paper estimates the fiscal costs of population aging in Latin America and provides policy recommendations on reforms needed to make these costs manageable. Although Latin American societies are more...



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Boosting Fiscal Space : The Roles of GDP-Linked Debt and Longer Maturities

Author/Editor: Jonathan David Ostry, Jun I Kim.

Release Date:March, 2018

Can debt management policy provide a way to increase fiscal space for a given path of primary fiscal balances? This note explores the role of two such policies: issuance of state-contingent debt; and more...



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Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area

Author/Editor: Helge Berger, Giovanni Dell'Ariccia, Maurice Obstfeld.

Release Date:February, 2018

The paper makes an analytical contribution to the revived discussion about the euro area’s institutional setup. After significant progress during the euro crisis, the drive to complete Europe’s more...



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Public Infrastructure in the Western Balkans : Opportunities and Challenges

Author/Editor: Ruben V Atoyan, Dora Benedek, Ezequiel Cabezon, Giuseppe Cipollone, Jacques A Miniane, Nhu Nguyen, Martin Petri, Jens Reinke, James Roaf.

Release Date:February, 2018

An assessment of public infrastructure development in the Western Balkans. The paper quantifies the large gaps across various sectors/dimensions, evaluates current infrastructure plans, and discusses more...



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Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Author/Editor: Natalia T Tamirisa, Christoph Duenwald.

Release Date:January, 2018

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 more...



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Fiscal Rules : Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Author/Editor: Jiro Honda, Manabu Nose, Cesar Sosa Padilla, Jose L Torres, Murna Morgan, Fernando G Im, Natalia A Koliadina.

Release Date:September, 2017

Over the past decade, Lesotho and Swaziland have faced significant volatility in their fiscal revenues, owing to highly unstable Southern African Customs Union (SACU) receipts. Based on model more...



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Understanding Revenue Administration : Results from the Second Survey of the Revenue Administration Fiscal Information Tool

Author/Editor: Duncan Cleary.

Release Date:June, 2017

This paper presents the results of the second round of the Revenue Administration Fiscal Information Tool (RA-FIT) country survey in an aggregated manner for all respondents and by income group. more...



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A Rebalancing Act for China and Africa : The Effects of Chinas Rebalancing on Sub-Saharan Africas Trade and Growth

Author/Editor: Roger Nord, Wenjie Chen.

Release Date:April, 2017

How does China’s new growth model affect sub-Saharan Africa? To address this question, this paper first looks at the growing ties between China and Africa; attempts to estimate more precisely the more...



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Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For?

Author/Editor: Louise Fox, Alun H Thomas, Cleary Haines.

Release Date:April, 2017

This paper provides the most complete analysis of the structural transformation among low- and low-middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to date. more...



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