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The Role of the State and the Quality of the Public Sector

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  • Vito Tanzi
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    This paper discusses issues to be considered in designing “second generation” reforms. These reforms should focus on improving the capacity of the public sector to implement economic policies. The paper contrasts these reforms with those known as first generation reforms, which essentially focused on macroeconomic policies. The paper discusses the role of rules and institutions. It concludes that a high–quality public sector is necessary to ensure that good policies generate desirable and durable effects. The creation of such a sector requires many second generation reforms.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 00/36.

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    Length: 27
    Date of creation: 01 Feb 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:00/36

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    Cited by:
    1. Kalonga Stambuli, 2002. "State Hegemony, Macroeconomic effects and Private Enterprise in Malawi," Public Economics 0211001, EconWPA.
    2. Qing Wang & Ugo Fasano-Filho, 2001. "Fiscal Expenditure Policy and Non-Oil Economic Growth," IMF Working Papers 01/195, International Monetary Fund.
    3. Guiseppe Pisauro, 2001. "Intergovernmental Relations and Fiscal Discipline," IMF Working Papers 01/65, International Monetary Fund.
    4. Kalonga Stambuli, 2002. "Political Change, Economic Transition and Catalysis of IMF and World Bank Models - the case of Malawi," Macroeconomics 0211003, EconWPA.
    5. Durevall, Dick, 2001. "Reform of the Malawian Public Sector: Incentives, Governance and Accountability," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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