Fiscal Monitor

Shifting Gears: Tackling Challenges on the Road to Fiscal Adjustment

April 2011

World Economic and Financial Surveys

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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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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