Nicaragua : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publication Date:

June 27, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper analyzes Nicaragua’s social security system, which is projected to run out of liquid reserves by 2019, several years earlier than anticipated. To avoid burdening the budget, reforms to the system are urgently needed. A deep actuarial, economic, and operational analysis is needed to design a comprehensive reform program. Such a program must ensure that the defined-benefit, pay-as-you-go system can sustain itself for another generation of workers and that improved health care benefits can be maintained. A politically acceptable, pragmatic solution appears within reach. However, the authorities should act quickly to avoid a costly bailout of the system.

Series:

Country Report No. 17/174

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 27, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484305645/1934-7685

Stock No:

1NICEA2017002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

66

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