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FY 2010/2011 Research Topic: 4-19
Governance Problems in Public Financial Management in Developing Economies


While every kind of reform program that tackles 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 a crucial role in achieving a functioning fiscal management system. These days, discussions often are more focused on the institutional problems themselves, such as the establishment of effective laws and regulations, or the formation of efficient organizations, so that the relationships between such problems and fiscal management become more ambiguous. The purpose of this research project is to reconfirm the governance items associated closely with major 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 study will also examine governance assessments and indicators made by multi- and bi-lateral donors and other organizations.


April 2009 - February 2011

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] OYAMADA Kazuhiko
[ Co-researchers ] HANAI Kiyohito (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Seijo University)
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)


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