Qatar : Selected Issues

Publication Date: January 16, 2013
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Summary: Qatar has recently taken steps toward introducing a medium-term budget framework (MTBF) to enhance the predictability of spending decisions in the country. However, implementing medium-term fiscal planning requires formal procedural fiscal rules and parallel efforts to enhance the credibility of the annual budget. Given Qatar’s significant exposure to hydrocarbon price movements and its long-lasting hydrocarbon reserves, such fiscal rules would need a certain degree of flexibility and, at the same time, should be set to maintain consistency with long-term fiscal sustainability.
Series: Country Report No. 13/15
Subject(s): Selected issues | Budgets | Fiscal policy | Hydrocarbons | Liquidity management | Central banks | Debt market development | Qatar

Publication Date: January 16, 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475571455/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1QATEA2013002 Pages: 51
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