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    This report provides an assessment of fiscal transparency in Germany. The assessment has two parts. The first is a description of practices, prepared by the IMF staff on the basis of discussions with the authorities, their comprehensive responses to the fiscal transparency questionnaire, and other available information. The second part is an IMF staff commentary on fiscal transparency in Germany. This assessment focuses on the information that the federal government and its agencies provide about the general government.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Staff Country Reports with number 03/286.

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    Length: 42
    Date of creation: 08 Sep 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfscr:03/286

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    1. Caio K. Koch-Weser & Dietmar Hornung & Horst Tomann, 2004. "Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency," Ifo Schnelldienst, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 57(18), pages 03-10, 09.

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