Fiscal Coverage in the Countries of the Middle East and Central Asia : Current Situation and a Way Forward

Author/Editor:

Daria V Zakharova

Publication Date:

April 1, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper reviews some broad principles of fiscal coverage, building on cross-country experience. It discusses the level of coverage that would be appropriate to conduct good quality fiscal analysis, while striking the right balance between the costs and the benefits of expanding the coverage. In this context, the paper examines the current status of statistical fiscal coverage in the countries of the Middle East and Central Asia (MECA), and proposes operational approaches to improving it.

Series:

Working Paper No. 08/111

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451869712/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2008111

Format:

Paper

Pages:

29

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