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Rebuilding Fiscal Institutions in Post-Conflict Countries

  • Sanjeev Gupta

    (International Monetary Fund)

  • Shamsuddin Tareq

    (International Monetary Fund)

  • Benedict Clements

    (International Monetary Fund)

  • Alex Segura-Ubiergo

    (International Monetary Fund)

  • Rina Bhattacharya

    (International Monetary Fund)

This paper reviews the key challenges in rebuilding fiscal institutions in post-conflict countries. Based on IMF technical assistance advice, it proposes a three-step framework for the creation or re-establishment of well-functioning public finance institutions: (i) creating a proper legal framework for fiscal management, (ii) establishing a central fiscal authority, and (iii) designing appropriate tax policies while simultaneously creating simple tax administration and expenditure management arrangements.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 30 Apr 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwppe:0504010
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 24. Paper presented at the UNU- WIDER conference 'Making Peace Work', Helsinki June 4-5. For a more recent and comprehensive version see
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