Fiscal Adjustment in Sudan Size, Speed, and Composition

Author/Editor:

Abdul Naseer ; Kenji Moriyama ; S. M. Ali Abbas

Publication Date:

March 1, 2010

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The paper aims to identify the optimal size, speed and composition of the medium-term fiscal adjustment in the context of Sudan's limited oil reserves. The permanently sustainable non-oil primary balance approach suggests the need for significant fiscal adjustment over the medium term, requiring a widening of the tax base. Cross-country comparisons highlight VAT and personal income tax (as well as tax administration) as key areas for reform. The paper also suggests the need for complementary expenditure-side measures in the areas of petroleum pricing and anchoring fiscal policy in non-oil indicators.

Series:

Working Paper No. 10/79

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 2010

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451982220/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2010079

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

43

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