Fiscal Decentralization [FISCALDECENTRALIZATION]

Description

The IMF’s Fiscal Decentralization Dataset compiles indicators widely used by academics and policymakers to assess recent trends, conduct benchmark analysis, and identify the causes, and consequences of fiscal decentralization for a global sample of IMF members.

Updated by provider on
November 7, 2019

Dataset has 7,446 series. Add search filters to narrow them.

Notes
  • Temporal Coverage: Annual data starting in 1972 and ending with Current Year - 2
  • Geographic Coverage: 75 economies
  • Methodology: Fiscal decentralization indicators are computed using fiscal data on flows and stocks of the general government sector disaggregated between central and subnational government subsectors (state/provincial/regional, and local) measured within the framework of the Government Finance Statistics Manual, 2014. Please refer to the methodological note "The IMF’s Fiscal Decentralization Dataset: A Primer to the 2018 Vintage" by Victor Lledo, Clement Ncuti, Moses Kabanda, Christina Hu and Yuan Xiang for a detailed description of the formulas used to compute each fiscal decentralization indicator.
  • Sectoral Coverage: Fiscal
  • Code: FISCALDECENTRALIZATION
Dimensions codes and labels
[FREQ] Frequency
  • [A] Annual
[REF_AREA] Reference Area
  • [AF] Afghanistan
  • [AL] Albania
  • [AM] Armenia
  • [AU] Australia
  • [AT] Austria
  • [AZ] Azerbaijan
  • [BY] Belarus
  • [BE] Belgium
  • [BA] Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • [BR] Brazil
  • [BG] Bulgaria
  • [CA] Canada
  • [CL] Chile
  • [CN] China
  • [CO] Colombia
  • [CR] Costa Rica
  • [HR] Croatia
  • [CY] Cyprus
  • [CZ] Czech Republic
  • [DK] Denmark
  • [SV] El Salvador
  • [EE] Estonia
  • [FI] Finland
  • [FR] France
  • [GE] Georgia
  • [DE] Germany
  • [GR] Greece
  • [HN] Honduras
  • [HU] Hungary
  • [IS] Iceland
  • [ID] Indonesia
  • [IR] Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • [IE] Ireland
  • [IL] Israel
  • [IT] Italy
  • [JP] Japan
  • [KZ] Kazakhstan
  • [KE] Kenya
  • [KI] Kiribati
  • [KR] Korea, Republic of
  • [KG] Kyrgyzstan
  • [LV] Latvia
  • [LT] Lithuania
  • [LU] Luxembourg
  • [MT] Malta
  • [MU] Mauritius
  • [MD] Moldova, Republic of
  • [MN] Mongolia
  • [MM] Myanmar
  • [NL] Netherlands
  • [NZ] New Zealand
  • [MK] North Macedonia, Republic of
  • [NO] Norway
  • [PY] Paraguay
  • [PE] Peru
  • [PL] Poland
  • [PT] Portugal
  • [RO] Romania
  • [RU] Russian Federation
  • [RS] Serbia
  • [SK] Slovakia
  • [SI] Slovenia
  • [ZA] South Africa
  • [ES] Spain
  • [SE] Sweden
  • [CH] Switzerland
  • [TH] Thailand
  • [TN] Tunisia
  • [TR] Turkey
  • [UG] Uganda
  • [UA] Ukraine
  • [AE] United Arab Emirates
  • [GB] United Kingdom
  • [US] United States
  • [UZ] Uzbekistan
[INDICATOR] Indicator
  • [cs] Capital spending, share of general government
  • [comp] Compensation of employees, share of general government
  • [cfc] Consumption of fixed capital, share of general government
  • [debt] Debt, share of own revenue
  • [defense] Defense, share of general government
  • [deficit] Deficit, share of own spending
  • [ea] Economic affairs, share of general government
  • [edu] Education, share of general government
  • [ep] Environmental protection, share of general government
  • [exc] Excise, share of general government
  • [sd] Expenditure decentralization (ratio of own spending to general government spending)
  • [gps] General public services, share of general government
  • [gs] Goods and Services, share of general government
  • [health] Health, share of general government
  • [hca] Housing & community ammenities, share of general government
  • [ipcg] Income, Profits, Capital Gains, share of general government
  • [interest] Interest, share of general government
  • [it] International Trade, share of general government
  • [oe] Other expenses, share of general government
  • [or] Other revenue, share of general government
  • [ot] Other Taxes, share of general government
  • [payroll] Payroll, share of general government
  • [property] Property, share of general government
  • [pos] Public order & safety, share of general government
  • [recreation] Recreation, share of general government
  • [rd] Revenue decentralization (ratio of own revenues to general government revenues)
  • [sb] Social benefits, share of general government
  • [sc] Social contributions, share of general government
  • [sp] Social protection, share of general government
  • [subs] Subsidies, share of general government
  • [taxd] Tax revenue decentralization (share of general government)
  • [transferDep1] Transfer dependency method 1, ratio of net transfers to own spending
  • [transferDep2] Transfer dependency method 2, ratio of net transfers to own revenue
  • [ugs] Use of goods & services, share of general government
  • [vat] VAT, share of general government
  • [vfi] Vertical Fiscal Imbalance (1- ratio of own revenue to own spending)
[REF_SECTOR] Reporting Institutional Sector
  • [1C_CG] Central Government
  • [1C_LG] Local Government
  • [1C_SG] State Government
  • [1C_SNG] Subnational Government
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