Fiscal Monitor Database of Country Fiscal Measures in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

IMF Fiscal Affairs Department
June, 2020

About this Dataset: This database summarizes key fiscal measures governments have announced or taken in 55 advanced, emerging market, and developing economies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as of June 12, 2020. The Database categorizes different types of fiscal support (for example, above-the-line and below-the line measures, and contingent liabilities) that have different implications for public finances in the near term and beyond. Please refer to Box 1.1 of the April 2020 Fiscal Monitor for details. The Annex is not meant for classification for fiscal reporting, nor for comparison across economies as responses vary depending on country-specific circumstances, including the impact of the pandemic and other shocks. It focuses on government discretionary measures that supplement existing automatic stabilizers. These existing stabilizers differ across countries in their breadth and scope. Estimates included here are preliminary as governments are taking additional measures or finalizing the details of individual measures. The information does not represent views of the IMF on the measures listed. Please see IMF Policy Tracker for information on a broader range of economies and their monetary and financial policies.

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Figure. Summary of Country Fiscal Measures in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
(Percent of GDP)

Countries are providing sizable fiscal support through budgetary measures, as well as off-budget liquidity.

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Sources: National authorities and IMF staff estimates.
Note: Data are as of June 12, 2020. Country groups are weighted by GDP in purchasing power parity-adjusted current US dollars. Revenue and spending measures exclude deferred taxes and advance payments. For details, see the Fiscal Monitor Database of Country Fiscal Measures in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. AEs = advanced economies; EMs = emerging markets; G20 = group of twenty; LIDCs = low-income developing countries.

Contact: The dataset is maintained by the IMF Fiscal Affairs Department. It is an ongoing project and we welcome suggestions to enhance coverage. Please send your comments, suggestions, and queries to IMF-Fiscal_CovidData@imf.org.