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Financing Post-2015 Development Challenges: Who are the Front-runners in the Asia and Pacific Region?

Publication | October 2014
Financing Post-2015 Development Challenges: Who are the Front-runners in the Asia and Pacific Region?

Adequate fiscal flexibility is a prerequisite for meeting the post-2015 development challenges. This paper attempts to measure the fiscal flexibility of the economies in the Asia and Pacific region using a composite fiscal flexibility index.

Based on several important fiscal parameters, the index will identify countries in the Asia and Pacific region that are well-poised to meet the enhanced development financing requirements.

Contents 

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • What Matters for Higher Development Financing?
  • Fiscal Flexibility Index (FFI): A Measure of Fiscal Space
  • How to Finance Post-2015 Development Goals
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • References