Ideas for Development in the Americas (IDEA): Volume 12 : January-April, 2007: Fiscal Pacts in Latin America

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Apr 2007
This issue of IDEA examines the future of fiscal pacts as a means for correcting persistent deficiencies of the State in Latin America. The newsletter summarizes the main features of the region's fiscal structures, illustrates the political economy factors that govern these structures, identifies the factors that facilitate the emergence of fiscal pacts and suggests policies and strategies that governments can adopt to improve their viability.