Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 1993

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The annual Survey provides an extensive annual review of current economic and social trends within the Asian region and analyzes these developments against the background of events in the world economy. This publication is invaluable to every multinational corporation intending to expand their business in Asia or to invest in the region.



Fiscal reforms

Fiscal reforms, involving the revenue and expenditure operations of government, have been an important component of a broad range of economic policy reforms in the developing countries of the ESCAP region for a decade or more. These have been accelerated however in a number of cases in recent years. Fiscal reforms may have a bearing on many development issues such as economic growth and stability, allocation of resources, trade performance, employment and equity, in addition to their direct impact on the budgetary balance. The specific considerations prompting reforms in individual countries and their timing may differ. Some commonalities are however observed. This chapter briefly reviews the objectives which appear to underlie recent reforms in the region, the nature of the measures adopted to implement the reforms and their impact.


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