All posts tagged "IMF"

  • Easy money: transforming tax collection

    By digitally transforming the collection of financial data, governments can streamline and automate the process of assessing and collecting business taxes. But to successfully deliver reforms, the panellists warned at

    • Posted October 11, 2021
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  • Reset your economy: the power of green stimulus packages

    Around the world, governments are using stimulus packages to jump-start business growth. Catherine Early explores the potential of ‘green recovery’ investments, designed to reshape as well as rebuild national economies

    • Posted July 17, 2020
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  • Former world leaders call for G20 to coordinate corona response

    In an open letter to G20 leaders, 92 former presidents and prime ministers have urged coordinated global leadership in the fight against coronavirus. “We are writing to call for immediate

    • Posted April 8, 2020
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  • Subsidy scheme boosts cashless payments in Japan

    Government subsidies designed to encourage cashless payments in Japan are being taken up much more quickly than predicted, and last week the country was urged to extend the scheme. Under

    • Posted December 5, 2019
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  • From bitter experience: Lord O’Donnell on the next recession

    The world economy is in trouble, former UK Cabinet Secretary Gus O’Donnell told the 2019 Global Government Summit, and governments must become more effective – repairing their economies, and reshaping

    • Posted August 14, 2019
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  • IMF report highlights tax benefits of tackling corruption

    Reducing corruption could raise tax revenues by US$1 trillion annually, according to the IMF’s 2019 Fiscal Monitor, if the world’s most corrupt countries make progress in tackling the problem over

    • Posted April 22, 2019
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  • Guarding the public finances: the power of fiscal rules

    When politicians are feeling virtuous, they introduce fiscal rules. When they succumb to temptation, they break them – and the public suffers the consequences. Gavin O’Toole explores their power and

    • Posted March 14, 2019
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  • Calls for end to US monopoly as World Bank chief quits

    The resignation of the World Bank’s president has prompted calls for his successor to be non-American, amid fears that the bank’s policies could shift to reflect US president Donald Trump’s

    • Posted January 13, 2019
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  • Contributory pensions introduced for civil servants in Kenya and the Bahamas

    Governments in Kenya and the Bahamas have introduced contributory pension schemes for civil servants. In Kenya, civil servants, teachers and members of the armed forces will pay 7.5% of their

    • Posted July 6, 2018
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  • The coming generation of tax vehicles

    Taxation can be a powerful policy instrument, influencing social as well as economic change. And as Gavin O’Toole finds, a growing number of governments are using fiscal tools to shape

    • Posted March 19, 2018
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