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Local Government Finances and Financial Management in Tanzania Empirical Evidence of Trends 2000 - 2007

"The main objective of this paper is to document and analyse the impacts of Tanzanian local government reforms. This paper examines the capacity of local government authorities in Tanzania with respect to financial management and revenue enhancement…

BIDPA Briefing 2nd Quarter 2001

In this BIDPA Briefing the Botswana inflation rate is analyzed. It has persistently remained below South African core inflation since the latter part of 2000. This trend could partly be explained by the reduction in domestic inflationary pressures a…

BIDPA Briefing 2nd Quarter 2000

"In previous BIDPA Briefings, it was noted that the current boom has depended to a large extent on the high rate of increase in government spending. The continuation of the boom also largely depends, therefore, on whether or not the government incr…

BIDPA Briefing 3rd Quarter 1999

"In this issue, the economic forecasts were extended out to the end of the year 2000. Obviously these are subject to much uncertainty and will be revised over time, but it is hoped that they will prove to be useful and informative. They mostly show …

BIDPA Briefing 2nd Quarter 1999

"In the BIDPA Briefing for the first quarter of 1999, the real value of commercial bank lending actually fell during the early years of the boom. It only began to increase in real terms in 1998, and since then has been increasing very fast indeed.…

BIDPA Briefing 1st Quarter 1999

"The Botswana economy continues to show healthy growth across the board, driven by most of the major components of aggregate demand - government spending, consumer spending, and private investment. This continued high economic growth, which we estim…

BIDPA Briefing 4th Quarter 1998

"As 1998 drew to a close, the Botswana economy finally felt the impact of the global economic slowdown, with a sharp drop in diamond exports in the fourth quarter of the year. However,this has so far had little impact outside of the mining sector, w…

BIDPA Briefing 3rd Quarter 1998

"The global economic turmoil of recent months has so far not had a major effect on the Botswana economy. Despite tumbling stock markets all over the world, and the fear of global economic recession, the Botswana economy is performing well, particula…

Budget Briefing Analytical and Policy Perspective Special 2010/11

"In addition to discussing the outcomes of the 2010/11 budget, this Briefing highlights the implications of the proposed 2010/11 budget and its outcomes from an analytical and policy perspective. We highlight the challenges that the economy faces a…

BIDPA Briefing Budget Briefing 2006/7

"This edition of the BIDPA Briefing discusses the 2006/07 budget speech. It attempts to establish whether the Budget Speech is growth promoting, which is a requirement for achieving the Budget theme. While it is concluded that the Budget is indeed g…

BIDPA Briefing 2005/06 Budget Briefing

"The 2005/06 Budget that the Minister presented on 7 February 2005 was fashioned against the numerous challenges that were facing the nation, including, inter alia:the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the slower growth in GDP, the high and rising rate of unemplo…

BIDPA Briefing 2004/05 Budget Briefing

"This special BIDPA Briefing takes a historical look at government budget performance, highlighting the changing fiscal outlook and its implications for future macroeconomic policies. The first part of the Briefing considers how revenue prospects ar…

BIDPA Briefing The 2000 Botswana Budget

"Most of the changes announced in the 2000 Budget Speech were relatively minor. Of greater importance for the economy are the rates of increase of government spending, which continued at more than 20% in the current year. This follows similar increa…

Botswana’s Debt Sustainability : Tracking the Path

"The study focused on various GDP growth scenarios; second, different sources (publications)report various figures in relation to the used basic national data such as debt to GDP ratio, government deficits, monetary base, for instance. No attempt wa…

Deepening Integration in Botswana - a Benchmark for the Region

"The basic objective of the study, is to provide a broad stock-taking of the status of the policy frameworks of Botswana, especially with respect to the targets set out in the Memorandum of Understanding on Macroeconomic Stability and Convergence, w…

G-8 Preview: Bush and Allies to Discuss Repairing Their Rift and Rebuilding Iraq

The annual economic summit of eight industrialized nations, which begins June 1 in Evian, France, will provide an opportunity for President Bush to repair relations with major European countries that opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq, particularly F…

The Conceptual Framework for Fiscal Decentralization

"Decentralization in its broad sense refers to the division of political, economic and administrative power/responsibility between the centre and subnational levels of government. The degree of responsibility that is transferred by the center may v…

Issues of Vertical Imbalance in Ethiopia's Emerging System of Fiscal Decentralization

"The major purpose of this paper is to examine the extent to which the problem of vertical imbalance arises in the Ethiopian context and to critically assess existing arrangements for resolving it. Since the country is just beginning to experiment …

Fiscal Decentralization and Macroeconomic Management in Ethiopia

"This paper attempts to evaluate the recent moves to decentralize fiscal powers to the regions to see to what extent they can affect the conditions for macroeconomic management in the country, given the ongoing economic reform programme that emphas…

The Macroeconomic Policy Environment and Public Enterprise Reform in Ethiopia

"Macroeconomic stabilization and structural adjustment measures have been taken since October 1992 involving an exchange route adjustment and new fiscal and monetary policies as major components. The new investment, labor and public enterprise laws …

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