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FY 2009/2010 Research Topic: 4-19
Governance Problems in Public Financial Management in Developing Economies


While every kind of reform programs to tackle the problems in public financial management has been designed and proposed in developing countries based on the economic theory of public finance, it is widely recognized that good governance plays important roles in order to realize a well-functioning fiscal management system. These days, discussions are often more focused on the institutional problems themselves, such as the establishment of effective laws and regulations, or the formation of efficient organization, so that the relationships between those problems and fiscal management become more ambiguous. The purpose of this research project is to reconfirm the governance items associated firmly with the main elements of public finance, such as budgeting, taxation, and debt management, and study the effects of improving those items on the fiscal management system. The governance assessments and indicators made by multi- and bi-lateral donors or other organizations are also studied.


2009/4 - 2011/3


Members of the Research Project

OYAMADA Kazuhiko
KOHAMA Hirohisa (Professor of Economics, Faculty of International Relations, University of Shizuoka)
KONDO Masanori (Senior Associate Professor of Economics, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University)
HANAI Kiyohito (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Seijo University)


An Interim Report (March 2010)
A Final Report (IDE Research Series 2011)