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International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.
This report evaluates Honduras’s fiscal transparency practices in relation to the IMF Fiscal Transparency Code (FTC). Honduras’s score is similar to those of other Latin American countries and emerging market economies that have undergone the evaluation. In relation to the fiscal transparency principles, Honduran practices are considered basic in 15 areas; good in seven areas; and advanced in six areas. Fiscal transparency practices in the area of fiscal forecasting and budgeting are the strongest, while the fiscal risk analysis and management practices are the weakest. Finally, Honduras’s current fiscal transparency practices fall short of the FTC principles in eight areas.
Ms. Taryn R Parry
Latin America has experienced a resurgence in growth in recent years. However, it is also a region that has been prone to crises while growth has not delivered a significant reduction in poverty and inequality. Maintaining a strong and stable macroeconomic performance in Latin America will depend on further cuts in public debt, identification and reduction of fiscal vulnerabilities and improvements in the quality of public spending. Improvements in governance and the business environment will also aid in attracting investment. This paper draws on assessments of fiscal transparency in twelve countries in Latin America to highlight good fiscal management and improvements in fiscal transparency that might enhance the prospect for sound fiscal performance and a more favorable investment environment. This would be an important step toward sustaining stable, higher quality growth in the region.
International Monetary Fund
Honduras’s Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes on fiscal transparency is discussed. Great strides have been made in coordinating preparation of the budgets of the central government and the noncommercial decentralized entities, and in timing their congressional presentation and approval to coincide. The new Organic Budget Law mandates the incorporation into the budget of all the self-generated revenues and the foreign grants received by central government institutions and deconcentrated entities.
International Monetary Fund
This report assesses the Observance of Standards and Codes on Fiscal Transparency Module for Honduras. Honduras has made good progress in recent years in improving fiscal transparency and the quality and internal consistency of fiscal data. The budget documentation has recently been improved and gives more complete information on the government’s fiscal activity in the framework of appropriate institutional, economic, and programmatic classifications. Recent quarterly and monthly reports make it possible to monitor financial execution of the budget and physical execution of investment projects.