Qatar : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publication Date:

April 2, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper discusses strengthening of fiscal policy and fiscal frameworks in Qatar. It proposes ways to ensure that sustainable fiscal policy is maintained in the medium to long term in Qatar. Fiscal policy remains sustainable, but given the large drop in oil prices, revenue-raising and expenditure-containing measures need to be considered to ensure intergenerational equity. Measures aimed at containing current spending, prioritizing capital expenditure, and raising nonhydrocarbon revenues would help bring fiscal policy back to consistency with intergenerational equity. Strengthening fiscal frameworks would help achieve the desirable fiscal policies.

Series:

Country Report No. 15/87

Subject:

Notes:

Full text is also available in Arabic

English

Publication Date:

April 2, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484309995/1934-7685

Stock No:

1QATEA2015002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

41

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