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The Challenge of Reforming Budgetary Institutions in Developing Countries

by Richard Allen

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

Extrabudgetary Funds

by Richard Allen Dimitar Radev

This technical note1 addresses the following main questions: 1. What are the definition, classification, and typology of extrabudgetary funds (EBFs)? 2. Why do EBFs exist? 3. What are the problems created by EBFs? 4. What are the criteria for evaluating and reforming EBFs? and 5. What are the implications for analysis of fiscal policies and for public financial * management (PFM)?

Fiscal Management of Scaled-Up Aid

by Sanjeev Gupta Gerd Schwartz Shamsuddin Tareq Richard Allen Isabell Adenauer Kevin Fletcher Duncan Last

The international community has committed to scaling up aid and improving aid delivery to low-income countries to help them meet the Millennium Development Goals. Other "emerging" donors, public and private, are increasing their assistance, and debt-relief initiatives are creating space for new borrowing. Remittances to low-income countries have been on a precipitous rise, and many countries are benefiting from high commodity prices. Fiscal Management of Scaled-Up Aid explores approaches to the sound fiscal management that will be required to ensure effective and sustainable use of these flows. With a medium-term perspective and efficient use of resources in mind, this paper addresses questions that shape fiscal policy response to scaled-up aid. Drawing on IMF Fiscal Affairs Department technical assistance to member countries, it outlines factors that should be taken into account in preparing an action plan for public financial management reform and proposes specific measures that will assist countries in strengthening fiscal institutions

Hitchcock's Romantic Irony

by Richard Allen

In a new interpretation of the director's work, Richard Allen argues that Hitchcock orchestrates the narrative and stylistic idioms of popular cinema to at once celebrate and subvert the ideal of romance and to forge a distinctive worldview-the amoral outlook of the romantic ironist or aesthete.

Managing and Controlling Extrabudgetary Funds

by Richard Allen Dimitar Radev

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

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