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Aid Scaling Up :, Do Wage Bill Ceilings Stand in the Way?, Annalisa Fedelino, Gerd Schwartz, Marijn Verhoeven

Abstract
This paper assesses whether the scaling up of aid and the resulting increase in government spending that is needed to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) would be hampered by wage bill ceilings that are often part of government programs supported by the IMF's Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF). Based on country case studies for 2003-05, the paper suggests that, in the past, wage bill ceilings have not restricted the use of available donor funds. Yet the paper offers a number of suggestions for further enhancing the flexibility of wage bill conditionality in PRGF-supported programs to respond to higher aid flows that may result in the future
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. SCALING UP AID AND THE ROLE OF THE IMF""; ""III. WHY WAGE BILL CEILINGS?""; ""IV. WAGE BILL CONDITIONALITY IN PRACTICE""; ""V. DO WAGE BILL CEILINGS ACCOMMODATE DONOR-FINANCED WAGE SPENDING IN PRIORITY SECTORS?""; ""VI. IMPROVING WAGE BILL CONDITIONALITY""; ""REFERENCES""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
"April 2006."
Physical Description
1 online resource (37 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781451909005

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