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dc.description.abstractThis study mms at examining the determinants of government revenue and government expenditure and fiscal deficit. First a trend analysis was undertaken of government revenue, government expenditure and the fiscal deficit. This was done using a "before and after" approach and scenarios. In addition, public expenditure reviews in the health and education sectors form part of the analysis. The main methodology was econometric estimation of the determinants of government revenue, government expenditure and the fiscal deficits. These determinants include demographic, policy, statistical and qualitative factors. Government revenues and government expenditures are sub-classified and estimated in their dis aggregated forms. The results indicate that fiscal deficits can be reduced via expenditure, revenue and monetary policies coupled with some administrative reforms. The major conclusions of this work are the following. Firstly, the Tanzi "effect" of revenue adjusting faster than expenditure, and thus fiscal deficits will increase with inflation, is shown to be valid in the case of the Gambia. Secondly, appreciation of the real exchange rate would reduce total revenue, increase total government expenditure and at the same time increase the fiscal deficit. Thirdly, changes in tax regimes would increase revenue and expenditure at the same time. Fourthly, the degree of openness is found to have weak or no relationship with revenue. Policy switch from one of poor fiscal policies to better fiscal policies would increase revenue while reducing government expenditure. Finally, public expenditure reviews are found to be alternative ways of reducing fiscal deficits.en
dc.titleThe determinants of fiscal deficits and fiscal adjustment in a small open economy : the case of the Gambiaen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE::PUBLIC FINANCE::GOVERNMENT BUDGETINGen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE::PUBLIC FINANCE::GOVERNMENT BUDGETINGen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE::PUBLIC FINANCE::GOVERNMENT BUDGETINGen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE::PUBLIC FINANCE::BUDGET DEFICITSen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE::PUBLIC FINANCE::BUDGET DEFICITSen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE::PUBLIC FINANCE::BUDGET DEFICITSen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE::PUBLIC FINANCEen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE::PUBLIC FINANCEen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE::PUBLIC FINANCEen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE::PUBLIC FINANCE::FISCAL POLICYen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE::PUBLIC FINANCE::FISCAL POLICYen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE::PUBLIC FINANCE::FISCAL POLICYen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS::AFRICA::SENEGALen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS::AFRICA::SENEGALen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS::AFRICA::SENEGALen
uneca.creatorCorporate.fulltaxonomyCorporate Authors::United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Institute for Economic Development and Planning(IDEP)en
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Institute for Economic Development and Planning(IDEP)en
ags.subjectClassification02.06.01 PUBLIC FINANCEen
ags.descriptionNotesSubmitted in Partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts in Economic Development and Planning at the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP).en
ags.publisherPlaceDakaren
ags.publisherNameUN. IDEPen
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-18T08:44:43Z
dc.date.available2019-10-18T08:44:43Z
dc.date.issued1998-08
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10855/42433
dc.format.extentvii, 127 p.
dc.languageeng
dc.typeResearch paper
uneca.workflow.processedtrue
ags.creatorPersonalSecka, Mod A. K.
ags.availabilityNumberb11935248
ags.availabilityNumber1998
ags.availabilityLocationIDEP
ags.rights.termsofusepublic
ags.JNb11935248
uneca.language.supporteden


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