Fiscal Reforms in Low-Income Countries

Author/Editor:

Benedict J. Clements ; Liam P. Ebrill ; Sanjeev Gupta ; Anthony J. Pellechio ; Jerald A Schiff ; George T. Abed ; Ronald T. McMorran ; Marijn Verhoeven

Publication Date:

March 31, 1998

Summary:

The reform of fiscal policies and institutions lies at the heart of structural adjustment in developing countries. Although the immediate aim of such reform is to reduce fiscal imbalances to achieve macroeconomic stability, the long-term goal is to secure more durable improvements in fiscal performance. This study reviews the fiscal reform experience of 36 low-income developing countries that undertook macroeconomic and structural adjustment in the context of the IMF's Structural Adjustment Facility and Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility during the period of 1985-95.

Series:

Occasional Paper No. 160

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 31, 1998

ISBN/ISSN:

9781557757173/0251-6365

Stock No:

S160EA0000000

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

90

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