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Necesidades de inversión y escenarios fiscales en Cartagena


  • Jaime Bonet-Morón


  • Yuri Reina-Aranza



La situación fiscal de Cartagena ha mejorado en los últimos años. A pesar de ello, el Distrito enfrenta un problema de insuficiencia presupuestal cuando se analizan las necesidades de inversión social y de infraestructura y cuando se compara con otras ciudades de similar desarrollo. Este documento analiza la capacidad fiscal de Cartagena para atender las demandas de inversión. Los resultados muestran que los recursos son insuficientes en el mediano plazo y que existe una disparidad en la ejecución de ingresos y gastos que implica que un porcentaje no despreciable de fondos se queden sin ejecutar, lo cual también frena la atención de las necesidades de inversión. Adicionalmente, las fallas en ejecución de algunos proyectos reflejan una mala calidad del gasto que se convierte en una barrera importante para cerrar las brechas sociales y de infraestructura. La recomendación central del trabajo apunta a optimizar la gestión fiscal en los dos frentes: ingresos y gastos. ******ABSTRACT: Cartagena has improved its fiscal position in the recent years. However, the District faces a problem of insufficient budget when the needs of social investment and infrastructure are analyzed and when it is compared to other cities of similar development. This document analyzes the district’s fiscal capacity to meet the demands of required investment. The results show that there are insufficient resources in the medium term and that there is a disparity in the budget execution of revenue and expenditure, which implies that a considerable percentage of funds are being left without running. This situation slows the attention of the investment needs. Additionally, failures in implementation of some projects reflect a poor quality of expenditure that becomes a major barrier to close the social and infrastructural gaps. The central recommendation of work aims to improve fiscal management on the two fronts: revenue and expenditure.

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  • Jaime Bonet-Morón & Yuri Reina-Aranza, 2015. "Necesidades de inversión y escenarios fiscales en Cartagena," Documentos de Trabajo Sobre Economía Regional y Urbana 012837, Banco de la República - Economía Regional.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000102:012837
    DOI: 10.32468/dtseru.219

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    1. Jaime Bonet-Morón & Yuri Reina-Aranza & Lucas Wilfried Hahn-De-Castro, 2019. "Las finanzas públicas de Cartagena, 2001 – 2018," Documentos de trabajo sobre Economía Regional y Urbana 282, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
    2. Jaime Bonet-Morón & Yuri Reina-Aranza & Lucas Wilfried Hahn-De-Castro, 2019. "Las finanzas públicas de Cartagena, 2001 – 2018," Cuadernos de Historia Económica 017625, Banco de la República - Economía Regional.

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    Cartagena; finanzas públicas; presupuesto;

    JEL classification:

    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • H71 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • H72 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Budget and Expenditures
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy


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