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Fiscal Transparency,
A Factsheet




Fiscal Dimensions of Sustainable
Development

Prepared for World Summit on Sustainable Development
Johannesburg, August 26-September 4, 2002
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Pamphlet Series
No. 54

August 2002, International Monetary Fund

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Contents


Preface
Introduction
Fiscal Policy and Growth
  Economic Growth, Sustainable Development, and the
   Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  Fiscal Balances and Growth
  Fiscal Policy, Incentives, and Growth
  Revenue Composition and Growth
  Expenditure Composition and Growth
  Many Countries Fall Short
Fiscal Policy for a Sustainable Environment
Fiscal Policy, Human Development, and the MDGs
  Public Spending on Education and Health and the MDGs
  Social Safety Nets and Poverty and Social Impact Analysis
Governance and Sustainable Development
Moving Forward
  Developing Countries
  International Community
  International Financial Institutions
References
Boxes
1.  Environmentally Harmful Subsidies
2.  The Forestry Sector in IMF-Supported Programs
Figures
1.  Benefit Incidence of Public Spending on Education and Health Care in Developing and Transition Countries
2.  Changes in Education and Health Care Spending in Countries with IMF-Supported Programs, 1985–2000
3.  Annual Percentage Change in Education and Health Care Spending and Social Indicators in Countries with IMF-Supported Programs, 1985–2000
Tables
1.  Central Government Deficit and Debt, by Country Groups
2.  Public Health Care Spending and Life Expectancy, by Country Groups
3.  Public Education Spending and Literacy Rate, by Country Groups
4.  Global Costs of Public Subsidies per Year, 1994–98