Annex I. Questionnaire
Prepared by Maura Francese and Nghia Piotr Le (FAD).
The response rate was very high (83 percent) also for the sub-sample of fragile states.
Regions and country grouping (AE: Advanced Economies; CIS: Commonwealth of Independent States; EDA: Emerging and Developing Asia; EDE: Emerging and Developing Europe; LAC: Latin America and the Caribbean; MENAP: Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan; SSA: Sub-Saharan Africa) follows the WEO country classification.
For example, almost 30 percent of teams use FAD’s tool for assessing spending, almost 20 percent use the Department’s long-term pension and health projections, about 16 percent use the inequality database and a similar share of teams uses tools and templates for energy subsidy reform. MCs would most welcome further tools on education, health and social assistance. Technical expertise is also leveraged, with 15 percent of the surveyed teams reporting using FAD TA when engaging on social spending issues.
Only 6 percent of AE MCs selected World Bank as an important source of information.
The World Bank was indicated as an important source of analysis and resources by respectively 60 and 53 percent of MCs of EMEs and LIDCs, and just above 60 percent for fragile states.
For AEs, the shares of MCs that flagged other international institutions and the authorities as an important source of information are 53 and 47 percent respectively.
18 percent of MCs indicated collaboration on analytical projects as a modality chosen for interacting with other institutions.
On IMF conditionality and the differences between type of conditions, see the IMF website.