A Framework for Assessing Fiscal Vulnerability

Author/Editor:

Murray Petrie ; Richard Hemming

Publication Date:

March 1, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Fiscal vulnerability describes a situation where a government is exposed to the possibility of failure to meet its aggregate fiscal policy objectives. The suggested framework for assessing vulnerability highlights four macro-fiscal aspects of vulnerability: incorrect specification of the initial fiscal position; sensitivity of short-term fiscal outcomes to risk; threats to longer-term fiscal sustainability; and structural or institutional weaknesses affecting the design and implementation of fiscal policy. Fiscal vulnerability indicators are suggested.

Series:

Working Paper No. 00/52

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451847246/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0522000

Format:

Paper

Pages:

21

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