Honduras Fiscal Outlook - September 2016

The ICEFI highlighted the achievement in reducing the fiscal deficit, but noted "weaknesses in access to information and opacity in the management of public resources."

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

From a statement issued by the ICEFI:

The Icefi is concerned about the tax changes in recent years because part of its impact is an increase in the regressivity of the tax system, less fiscal space for social spending, as well as a latent opacity in the discussion on the use of State property and new fiscal institutions.  These negative effects detract from the achievements made in terms of macro-fiscal stability in the medium term, we warn, this will increase democratic ungovernability, public distrust and restrict the scope for sustainable, sustained and inclusive economic growth.

The changes in Honduran fiscal policy since 2014 have been characterized by a strong adjustment process and institutional changes that determine not only its effect on the economy as a whole but also its dynamics in the medium term. 

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Central America: Fiscal Outlook - April 2017

May 2017

In 2016, the ratio between total expenditure of central governments of the countries of the region and GDP remained almost unchanged from the previous year, going from 18.3% to 18.6%.

From the report "Macroeconomic Profiles: 8th edition", from the Central American Institute of Fiscal Studies (Icefi): 

Costa Rica's Fiscal and Political Sickness

October 2016

The ICEFI points to a "chronic political inability to achieve comprehensive fiscal agreement" which is jeopardizing the sustainability of the state in the medium and long term.

From a statement issued by the Central Institute for Fiscal Studies (Icefi):

A New Fiscal Agenda for Guatemala

January 2016

In the opinion of the Central American Institute of Fiscal Studies, the only way to consolidate public finances in a sustainable way is to reduce tax breaks and increase tax collections.

From a statement issued by the Central Institute for Fiscal Studies (Icefi):

The Central American Institute for Fiscal Studies (Icefi) has proposed as a fiscal agenda for development: meeting the public demand for integrity and transparency; effective, efficient and effectual public spending as a tool for inclusive and democratic development; and financial viability with taxation being part of democratic accountability.

Central America Fiscal Outlook

July 2015

With the exception of improvements in Nicaragua and Honduras, in the rest of the Central American countries problems in public finances range from latent in Panama and already serious in Guatemala, to critical in Costa Rica and El Salvador.

From the report "Macrofiscal Profiles: 4th Edition" by the Central American Institute for Fiscal Studies (Icefi):

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