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FY 2007/2008 Research Topic: 4-24
Developing Countries and Fiscal Administration Issues

Outline

One of the reasons for the difficulties that governments in developing countries have faced in graduating from their “developing” status is issues related to fiscal administration. The role of the public sector is expected to be large while those countries have vulnerabilities in their markets and private sectors. However, transferring these functions to autonomous fiscal management is greatly hindered by indigenous and exogenous constraints.

The main objective of this research project is to analyze the emerging/potential issues throughout the fiscal management process – from budgeting to implementing in the fiscal administration – in response to the question, “Why do developing countries have difficulties in achieving autonomous fiscal management?” Possible issues are: factors influencing both the revenue and expenditure sides; debt and fiscal policy; generational accounting for sustaining revenues and fair redistribution; contingent liabilities and solutions; problems with the public accounting/auditing system, etc.

Period

Apri 2007 - March 2009

Organizer

Members of the Research Project

KASHIWABARA Chie
KUNIMUNE Kozo
NAKAGAWA Rika
NOGAMI Hiroki
OYAMADA Kazuhiko
TSUCHIYA Ichiki
SUZUKI Yurika
HANAI Kiyohito (Professor, Seijo Gakuen University)

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