International

The interest in fiscal councils has been steadily increasing since the global financial crisis and independent fiscal institutions (IFIs) have been established in many EU countries, in accordance with the regulation of the reformed Stability and Growth Pact (SGP). The guidelines for IFIs within the EU can be accessed through this link. Länk till annan webbplats.

The Swedish Fiscal Policy Council participates in a European network of IFIs. More information about the network and its activities can be found though the link below.

Link to the network's website Länk till annan webbplats.

In addition to the national IFIs, there is a council on the European level, the European Fiscal Board (EFB). The task of the EFB is to review various aspects of the EU fiscal framwork. More information about the EFB can be found through this link. Länk till annan webbplats.

National IFIs exist in countries outside the EU as well. The OECD's principles för IFIs can be accessed through the link below.

Principles of independent fiscal institutions Länk till annan webbplats.

An IMF review of fiscal rules in different countries can be downloaded here:

Fiscal Rules Dataset Länk till annan webbplats.