OECD Journal on Budgeting

The OECD journal on public sector budgeting, published three times per year. It draws on the best of the recent work of the OECD Working Party of Senior Budget Officials (SBO), as well as special contributions from finance ministries, and makes it available to a wider community in an accessible format. The journal provides insight on leading-edge institutional arrangements, systems and instruments for the allocation and management of resources in the public sector. Now published as a part of the OECD Journal subscription package.

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Fiscal Transformation in Turkey over the Last Two Decades

Turkey has made significant progress over the last two decades regarding fiscal consolidation and a strong reform of fiscal policy. The highly fragile country of the 1990s, whose primary fiscal concern was to sustain its public finances in the short term, has become a successful transition model. Now the authorities are discussing the adoption of fiscal rules as a new anchor in public finances. A draft Fiscal Rule Law was prepared and submitted to the parliament in 2010. This article examines the fiscal policy framework of Turkey in the 1990s and 2000s and its striking economic and social consequences. The article also examines the attempts to adopt fiscal rules for Turkey.


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