Rebuilding Fiscal Institutions in Postconflict Countries

Author/Editor:

Rina Bhattacharya ; Benedict J. Clements ; Sanjeev Gupta ; Shamsuddin Tareq ; Alex Segura-Ubiergo ; Todd D. Mattina

Publication Date:

December 27, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper discusses experiences in reestablishing fiscal management in postconflict countries. Building fiscal institutions in postconflict countries essentially entails a three-step process: (1) creating a legal or regulatory framework for fiscal management; (2) establishing or strengthening fiscal authority; and (3) designing appropriate revenue and expenditure policies while simultaneously strengthening revenue administration and public expenditure management. Based on experiences in 14 postconflict countries, the paper reviews the challenges in rebuilding fiscal institutions in these countries, and identifies key priorities in the fiscal area following the cessation of hostilities.

Series:

Occasional Paper No. 247

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 27, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781589064492/0251-6365

Stock No:

S247EA

Price:

$28.00 (Academic Rate:$25.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

42

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