Financial Sustainability in Public Administration

Exploring the Concept of Financial Health

  • Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. María Deseada López Subires, Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
      Pages 3-20
  3. Prior Research in the Management of Public Finances.

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
  4. Theoretical Underpinnings and Methods Used to Calculate Financial Sustainability in Governments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Marco Bisogno, Beatriz Cuadrado-Ballesteros, Isabel María García-Sánchez
      Pages 57-83
    3. Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar, María Deseada López Subires, Laura Alcaide Muñoz, Andrés Navarro Galera
      Pages 85-108
    4. Francesca Manes-Rossi, Rebecca Levy Orelli, Emanuele Padovani
      Pages 109-138
    5. Cristina-Silvia Nistor, Cristina-Alexandrina Ştefănescu, Tudor Oprişor, Adriana Tiron-Tudor
      Pages 139-163
  5. Comparing International Experiences in Managing and Monitoring Financial Sustainability in Governments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Yuri Biondi, Marion Boisseau-Sierra
      Pages 167-191
    3. Juana Alonso-Cañadas, Alejandro Sáez-Martín, Laura Saraite, Carmen Caba-Pérez
      Pages 227-254
  6. Conclusion

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 265-268

About this book


This book analyses the methods used to assess financial sustainability as defined by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). Recently, there have been calls to consider sustainability as a fundamental guiding principle in public management. The financial and economic crisis has spurred a demand for greater financial sustainability in public administrations. Although the concept of sustainability has been traditionally associated with three dimensions (environmental, social and economic), this book focuses on the metrics used to evaluate financial sustainability and explores the concept of financial health. It will be of interest to researchers and academics in the field of financial sustainability.


Sustainability International Markets Government Fiscal Distress Financial Crisis IFAC Public Administration

Editors and affiliations

  • Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Granada GranadaSpain

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