Budget System Reform in Transitional Economies : The Experience of Russia

Author/Editor:

Jack Diamond

Publication Date:

February 1, 2002

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper stresses the role of budget system reform in economies in transition as an essential basis for the implementation of effective fiscal policies. However, introducing such structural reforms in often unstable economic environments has not proved easy. Using Russia as a case study, the magnitude of the problems faced is documented, and the strategy of reform eventually adopted is critically reviewed. In conclusion, some lessons are drawn for other transitional countries undertaking similar reforms, and the future agenda for completing these reforms in Russia is indicated.

Series:

Working Paper No. 02/22

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 1, 2002

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451843989/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0222002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

25

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