Bosnia and Herzegovina : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publication Date:

October 28, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper analyzes government spending in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The size of the public sector in BiH is one of the largest in the region, owing mainly to a complex and highly decentralized governance structure. BiH spends a greater share of public resources on current spending items, notably on wages and social transfers. Moreover, poorly targeted social benefits generate adverse incentives with respect to informality and labor force participation. To enhance economic growth, BiH will need to refocus its spending and increase its efficiency, chiefly on spending on human and physical capital.

Series:

Country Report No. 15/299

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 28, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513578835/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BIHEA2015009

Format:

Paper

Pages:

32

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