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IMF Executive Board Discussed Use of Third-Party Indicators in Fund Reports

IMF Executive Board Discussed Use of Third-Party Indicators in Fund Reports »

Source: Use of Third-Party Indicators in Fund Reports

Volume/Issue: 2017/061

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 November 2017

ISBN: 9781498346283

Keywords: Regional economics, Climatic changes, Economic indicators, International organization, Central bank independence, fund report, indicator, good practice, digest, IOs

Fund staff use indicators developed by other organizations as input into analysis in surveillance and, to a lesser extent, in program work. While the Fund has been able to rely on data and statistics provided by me...

IMF Executive Board Reviews Fiscal Policies for Paris Climate Strategies

IMF Executive Board Reviews Fiscal Policies for Paris Climate Strategies »

Source: Fiscal Policies for Paris Climate Strategies-from Principle to Practice

Volume: 19

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498311717

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Climate policy, Paris Club, Greenhouse emissions, Sustainable development, National budgets, Climatic changes, Debt sustainability, climate mitigation, Paris Agreement

This paper discusses the role of, and provides practical country-level guidance on, fiscal policies for implementing climate strategies using a unique and transparent tool laying out trade-offs among policy options...

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-Energy Price Reforms in the GCC-What Can Be Learned From International Experiences?

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-Energy Price Reforms in the GCC-What Can Be Learned From International Experiences? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/064

Series: Policy Papers

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498343916.007

ISBN: 9781498343916

Keywords: Oil product prices, Demand elasticity, Energy prices, Oil prices, Pricing policy, energy price, GCC country, energy product, electricity tariff, GCC

Energy prices in the GCC countries are low by international standards. These low prices have co-existed with rapid economic development in the region over the past 50 years, but the costs of this policy have also r...

Biennial Review of the Implementation of the Fund's Surveillance and of the 1977 Surveillance Decision - Surveillance in a Program Environment

Biennial Review of the Implementation of the Fund's Surveillance and of the 1977 Surveillance Decision - Surveillance in a Program Environment »

Volume/Issue: 2002/008

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498328838.007

ISBN: 9781498328838

Keywords: Article IV consultation procedure reviews, Exchange rate policy, Exchange rate policy surveillance, Multilateral surveillance, Staff-monitored programs, External sector, Economic conditions, International investment position, Economic integration, Regional economics

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Case Studies on Energy Subsidy Reform-Lessons and Implications - Supplement

Case Studies on Energy Subsidy Reform-Lessons and Implications - Supplement »

Volume/Issue: 2013/005

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 January 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498342407.007

ISBN: 9781498342407

Keywords: Background papers, Cross country analysis, Electric power, Energy sector, Energy taxes, Fiscal reforms, Oil, Subsidies, Economic conditions, Fiscal sector

This supplement presents country case studies reviewing energy subsidy reform experiences, which are the basis for the reform lessons identified in the main paper. The selection of countries for the case studies re...

Energy Subsidy Reform - Lessons and Implications

Energy Subsidy Reform - Lessons and Implications »

Volume/Issue: 2013/004

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 January 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498342391.007

ISBN: 9781498342391

Keywords: Energy sector, Energy taxes, Fiscal reforms, Subsidies, Social safety nets, Consumer subsidies, Economic growth, Government expenditures, Oil exporting countries, energy subsidy

Energy subsidies have wide-ranging economic consequences. While aimed at protecting consumers, subsidies aggravate fiscal imbalances, crowd-out priority public spending, and depress private investment, including in...

Fiscal Policies for Paris Climate Strategies-from Principle to Practice

Fiscal Policies for Paris Climate Strategies-from Principle to Practice »

Volume: 19

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498311717.007

ISBN: 9781498311717

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Climate policy, Paris Club, Greenhouse emissions, Sustainable development, National budgets, Climatic changes, Debt sustainability, climate mitigation, Paris Agreement

This paper discusses the role of, and provides practical country-level guidance on, fiscal policies for implementing climate strategies using a unique and transparent tool laying out trade-offs among policy options...

IMF Policy Paper: Fiscal Policies for Paris Climate Strategies—from Principle to Practice

IMF Policy Paper: Fiscal Policies for Paris Climate Strategies—from Principle to Practice »

Source: Fiscal Policies for Paris Climate Strategies-from Principle to Practice

Volume: 19

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498311717

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Climate policy, Paris Club, Greenhouse emissions, Sustainable development, National budgets, Climatic changes, Debt sustainability, climate mitigation, Paris Agreement

This paper discusses the role of, and provides practical country-level guidance on, fiscal policies for implementing climate strategies using a unique and transparent tool laying out trade-offs among policy options...

High Level Status Report to the IEO Evaluation of Fund's Recurring Issues

High Level Status Report to the IEO Evaluation of Fund's Recurring Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/012

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498347044.007

ISBN: 9781498347044

Keywords: Absorptive capacity, Accounting, Accounting systems, Agricultural subsidies, Agriculture, Anti-money laundering, Arrears policy, Balance sheets, Budgeting, Budgets

This is a high-level report on progress in addressing recurring issues identified by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO). The Board endorsed the proposal in the Chairman's Summing Up for the Independent Evaluat...

If Not Now, When? Energy Price Reform in Arab Countries; April 2017 Rabat, Morocco

If Not Now, When? Energy Price Reform in Arab Countries; April 2017 Rabat, Morocco »

Volume/Issue: 2017/030

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498346733.007

ISBN: 9781498346733

Keywords: Social safety nets, Economic conditions, Oil prices, Purchasing power, Price controls, oil importer, energy price, reference price, energy subsidy, price gap

Regulating energy prices has been a common practice around the world. The objective is, generally, to facilitate access to energy products, which are central to people's well-being and countries' economic developme...