• Industry: Industrial Markets, Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 1/25/2013

Walking the fiscal tightrope: a framework for fiscal sustainability in government 

From the government debt crisis in Europe to the fiscal cliff in the US, governments around the world continue to struggle to achieve fiscal sustainability and control their finances in a post-GFC world.

To achieve greater insight and understanding of the impacts of government debt and fiscal policy on the global economy, KPMG International examined the fiscal policy settings of 19 countries within the G20 group of countries across the budgetary, economic and intergenerational cycles. Based on the key findings, the report proposes the essential characteristics and attributes of a competent fiscal sustainability framework for the public sector.

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