Colombia : Selected Issues Paper

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publication Date:

June 8, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper addresses key areas that would contribute to maintaining macroeconomic stability and inclusive growth. Strong economic growth in Colombia has significantly reduced poverty, but has had limited impact on reducing inequality. Strong growth and social programs have helped reduce poverty. Going forward, efforts to further strengthen education, pension, and tax systems stand to yield important social gains, as recognized by the national development plan. Labor market distortions have declined in recent years, but challenges remain. The elimination of infrastructure gaps will also play a key role in sustaining strong and broad-based growth, and supporting further economic diversification.

Series:

Country Report No. 15/143

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 8, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513546261/1934-7685

Stock No:

1COLEA2015002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

103

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