Ecuador : Staff Report for the 2003 Article IV Consultation, Request for a Stand-By Arrangement, and Approval of an Exchange Restriction

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

April 7, 2003

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper assesses Ecuador’s 2003 Article IV Consultation, a Request for a Stand-By Arrangement (SBA), and Approval of an Exchange Restriction. The main objectives of the fiscal program are to address immediate liquidity constraints and to bring expenditure growth under control, consistent with the demands of dollarization. The government has moved quickly to implement a package of politically difficult revenue measures. Although recognizing the risks involved, the IMF staff supports Ecuador’s request for a new SBA in support of the government’s economic program.

Series:

Country Report No. 03/90

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 7, 2003

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451811797/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ECUEA0022003

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

98

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