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Fiscal Monitor

Shifting Gears: Tackling Challenges on the Road to Fiscal Adjustment
April 2011

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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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Contents

Preface
Main Themes
 
Chapter 1. Fiscal Deficits and Debts: Developments and Outlook
 
  Developments in 2010 and Projections for 2011
  Medium-Term Outlook
  Longer-Term Adjustment Needs
 
Chapter 2. Sovereign Financing and Government Debt Markets
 
  Gross Financing Needs
  Sovereign Yields and Spreads
 
Chapter 3. Shocks to the Baseline Fiscal Outlook
 
Chapter 4. Assessing and Mitigating Fiscal Sustainability Risks
 
  How Have Fiscal Sustainability Risks Changed?
  Measures to Mitigate Fiscal Sustainability Risks
 
 
Appendices
Glossary
References