Leveraging Fuel Subsidy Reform for Transition in Yemen Breisinger, Clemens Engelke, Wilfried Ecker, Olivier 2015-12-01T22:51:01Z 2015-12-01T22:51:01Z 2012-10-30
dc.description.abstract Yemen is currently undergoing a major political transition, yet many economic challenges—including fuel subsidy reform—remain highly relevant. To inform the transition process with respect to a potential subsidy reform, we use a dynamic computable general equilibrium and microsimulation model for Yemen; we show that overall growth effects of subsidy reduction are positive in general, but poverty can increase or decrease depending on reform design. A promising strategy for a successful reform combines fuel subsidy reduction with direct income transfers to the poorest one-third of households during reform, and productivity-enhancing investment in infrastructure, plus fiscal consolidation. Public investments should be used for integrating economic spaces and restructuring of agricultural, industrial and service value chains in order to create a framework that encourages private-sector-led and job-creating growth. en
dc.identifier.citation Sustainability
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject fuel subsidy reform
dc.subject poverty
dc.title Leveraging Fuel Subsidy Reform for Transition in Yemen en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication 2015-12-01
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Journal Article
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.identifier.doi 10.3390/su4112862 102466
okr.journal.nbpages 2862-87
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative Middle East and North Africa Yemen, Republic of
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Taxation & Subsidies
okr.topic Energy :: Energy and Poverty Alleviation
okr.topic Energy :: Energy Policies & Economics
okr.topic Energy :: Fuels
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Reduction Strategies
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Services & Transfers to Poor
okr.volume 4(11)
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