Assessing Fiscal Risks in Bangladesh
27 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2015
Date Written: May 2015
This paper identifies, quantifies, and assesses fiscal risks in Bangladesh. By performing sensitivity analysis and using stochastic simulations, it measures risks arising from shocks to GDP growth, the exchange rate, commodity prices, and interest rates. It also analyzes specific fiscal and institutional risks, such as those related to the pension system, the issuance of guarantees, the state-owned commercial banks, and the external borrowing and debt management strategy. The paper finds that fiscal aggregates are particularly sensitive to shocks to commodity prices and exchange rates. Other factors that could affect fiscal aggregates are the unfunded pension system and the limited institutional capacity.
Keywords: Fiscal risk, Bangladesh, External shocks, Commodity prices, Loan guarantees, Pensions, Public debt, External borrowing, Sensitivity analysis, contingent liabilities, exchange rate, fiscal risks, sovereign debt, guarantees., institutional capacity
JEL Classification: E62, H63, H68
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