Fiscal Monitor

With increasing fiscal challenges in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, multilateral surveillance of fiscal developments, a key part of the IMF’s surveillance responsibilities, has gained further importance. In response, the Fiscal Monitor was launched in 2009 to survey and analyze the latest public finance developments, update fiscal implications of the crisis and medium-term fiscal projections, and assess policies to put public finances on a sustainable footing.

The Fiscal Monitor is prepared twice a year by the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department. Its projections are based on the same database used for the World Economic Outlook (WEO) and the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). The fiscal projections for individual countries have been prepared by IMF desk economists, and, in line with the WEO guidelines, assume that announced policies will be implemented.

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2017

IMF Fiscal Monitor: Achieving More with Less, April 2017

April 6, 2017

Fiscal policy has recently gained prominence, both in public debate and in governments’ policy. A reassessment of fiscal policy is taking place, stressing its greater role in fostering sustainable and inclusive growth and smoothing the economic cycle. At the same time, the high uncertainty surrounding the outlook and high levels of public debt require a better understanding and managing of fiscal risks. Therefore, fiscal policy has the difficult task of achieving more and better in a more constrained environment. This issue of the Fiscal Monitor shows how the evolution of the debate on fiscal policy can shed new light on fiscal developments and help frame policy recommendations to countries.

2016

IMF Fiscal Monitor -- Debt: Use it Wisely -- October 2016

October 5, 2016

International Monetary Fund, Fiscal Monitor, October 2016

IMF Fiscal Monitor -- Acting Now, Acting Together -- April 2016

April 13, 2016

International Monetary Fund, Fiscal Monitor, April 2016

2015

2014

IMF Fiscal Monitor -- Public Expenditure Reform: Making Difficult Choices, April 2014

April 9, 2014

The Fiscal Monitor was launched in 2009 to survey and analyze the latest public finance developments, update fiscal implications of the crisis and medium-term fiscal projections, and assess policies to put public finances on a sustainable footing. It is prepared twice a year by the IMF’'s Fiscal Affairs Department.

2013

IMF Fiscal Monitor (FM) -- Taxing Times, October 2013

October 9, 2013

The Fiscal Monitor was launched in 2009 to survey and analyze the latest public finance developments, update fiscal implications of the crisis and medium-term fiscal projections, and assess policies to put public finances on a sustainable footing. It is prepared twice a year by the IMF’'s Fiscal Affairs Department.

IMF Fiscal Monitor -- Fiscal Adjustment in an Uncertain World, April 2013

April 16, 2013

The Fiscal Monitor was launched in 2009 to survey and analyze the latest public finance developments, update fiscal implications of the crisis and medium-term fiscal projections, and assess policies to put public finances on a sustainable footing. It is prepared twice a year by the IMF’'s Fiscal Affairs Department.

2012

IMF Fiscal Monitor -- Taking Stock: A Progress Report on Fiscal Adjustment, October 2012

October 9, 2012

The Fiscal Monitor was launched in 2009 to survey and analyze the latest public finance developments, update fiscal implications of the crisis and medium-term fiscal projections, and assess policies to put public finances on a sustainable footing. It is prepared twice a year by the IMF’'s Fiscal Affairs Department.

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