Rebuilding Fiscal Institutions in Postconflict Countries

Rebuilding Fiscal Institutions in Postconflict Countries

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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.... demarcated timelines for implementing them. Also provided were detailed descriptions of technical assistance inputs as well as the terms of reference for resident advisors required by the technical assistance program. It was recognized fromanbsp;...

Title:Rebuilding Fiscal Institutions in Postconflict Countries
Author:Ms. Rina Bhattacharya, Mr. Benedict J. Clements, Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, Mr. Shamsuddin Tareq, Mr. Alex Segura-Ubiergo, Mr. Todd D. Mattina
Publisher:International Monetary Fund - 2005-12-27


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