Fiscal Sustainability

This course, presented by the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development, looks at fiscal sustainability as a key requirement to achieve macroeconomic stability and ensure sustainable long-term growth and equity. It provides a thorough overview of how to assess fiscal sustainability from a policy and tools perspectives. It presents and discusses tools to understand fiscal risks and early warning indicators used by the IMF; sovereign debt management strategies; and debt crisis. It also covers policy issues related to long-term fiscal challenges such as aging populations and pension reform, and the impact of various contingent liabilities (such as Public Private Partnerships - PPPs) on the long-term fiscal position.