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Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies
			: A Guide for Policymakers

Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies : A Guide for Policymakers »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Juan Cordoba , Robert Gillingham , Sanjeev Gupta , Ali Mansoor , Christian Schiller , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557759733.069

ISBN: 9781557759733

Keywords: subsidy, price subsidies, social safety nets, social protection

This text provides guidance to policymakers on how to design and implement sound price-subsidy reforms. It draws on the experience of price-subsidy reform in 28 countries. The authors discuss economic and political...

Mitigating the Social Costs of the Economic Crisis and the Reform Programs in Asia

Mitigating the Social Costs of the Economic Crisis and the Reform Programs in Asia »

Volume/Issue: 1998/7

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Marijn Verhoeven , Sanjeev Gupta , Gerd Schwartz , Calvin McDonald , Željko Bogetic , and Christian Schiller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451971408.003

ISBN: 9781451971408

Keywords: Asia, Financial crisis, Social policy, Poverty, social safety nets, social impact, unemployment, disability, price increases, safety nets

This paper presents a preliminary analysis of the likely social impact of the economic crisis and the reform programs in three Asian countries—Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand. The focus is on likely changes i...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report »

Volume/Issue: 2003/309

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822472.002

ISBN: 9781451822472

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy paper, capacity constraints, data collection

The Joint Staff Assessment (JSA) of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report for the Lao People's Democratic Republic was prepared by the staff of both the World Bank and IMF. The JSA evaluate...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report »

Volume/Issue: 2003/310

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451822502.002

ISBN: 9781451822502

Keywords: poverty eradication, poverty reduction strategy, poverty monitoring, reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy paper

This Status Report summarizes the main steps that have been undertaken since the last progress report to finalize the National Poverty Eradication Program (NPEP) of Lao People's Democratic Republic. The NPEP is a c...

Philippines
			: Selected Issues

Philippines : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2007/131

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 March 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451831405.002

ISBN: 9781451831405

Keywords: poor households, income groups, taxes, tax cuts, distributional impact

This Selected Issues paper highlights the Philippine growth performance led by the services sector. Average GDP growth is higher in the post-Asian crisis period in the Philippines, while the majority of the Philipp...

Vietnam
			: Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report

Vietnam : Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report »

Volume/Issue: 2004/57

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451840292.002

ISBN: 9781451840292

Keywords: expenditure, poverty reduction strategy, living standards, expenditures, poverty reduction strategy paper

This paper reviews the Joint Staff Assessment on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper of Vietnam. It analyzes the progress in achieving the Comprehensive Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy (CPRGS) goals and iden...

Vietnam
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper:  Annual Progress Report:  Joint Staff Advisory Note

Vietnam : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Annual Progress Report: Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2006/71

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 February 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451840353.002

ISBN: 9781451840353

Keywords: reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy paper, macroeconomic framework, social safety net

This paper presents a Joint Staff Advisory Note on Vietnam's Poverty Reduction Strategy. GDP growth accelerated to 7.7 percent despite several exogenous shocks, including the outbreak of avian influenza and a sharp...

Vietnam
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Annual Progress Report:  Joint Staff Advisory Note

Vietnam : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Annual Progress Report: Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2006/337

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451840360.002

ISBN: 9781451840360

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy paper, poverty line, household survey data

The Joint Staff Advisory Note (JSAN) describes the progress of Vietnam over the last two years. It expects that many of the shortfalls experienced in the implementation of the Comprehensive Poverty Reduction and Gr...

Distributional Implications of Government Tax and Expenditure Policies
			: Issues, Problems, and Methodology

Distributional Implications of Government Tax and Expenditure Policies : Issues, Problems, and Methodology »

Volume/Issue: 1988/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1988

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451922363.001

ISBN: 9781451922363

Keywords: expenditure, income distribution, expenditures, distributional implications, fiscal incidence

This paper examines the methodological issues arising in the measurement of the distributional impact of tax and expenditure policies, with emphasis on the problems related to the measurement of the impact of adjus...

Distributional Implications of the VAT Reform in the Philippines

Distributional Implications of the VAT Reform in the Philippines »

Volume/Issue: 2007/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Locke Newhouse , and Daria Zakharova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867176.001

ISBN: 9781451867176

Keywords: VAT, poverty and social impact analysis, social safety net, targeted transfers, excise taxes, distributional impact, input-output, household consumption, household income, Vat Poverty And Social Impact Analysis,

This paper assesses the distributional impact of the recent VAT reform in the Philippines and evaluates alternative methods to mitigate the effects of the reform on poor households. The reform was progressive and r...