Greece : Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2010 Stand-By Arrangement

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

June 5, 2013

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Greece adopted an ambitious program to eliminate fiscal and current account imbalances, regain competitiveness, maintain financial stability, and boost growth and employment. While significant fiscal adjustment occurred, critical objectives such as regaining confidence and restoring growth were not achieved. The program lacked in better tailoring of IMF lending policies, avoiding undue delays in debt restructuring, attention to the political economy of adjustment, and parsimony in fiscal structural reforms. The importance of streamlining the Troika process and effective risk-sharing arrangements within the euro area has been stressed by Executive Directors.

Series:

Country Report No. 13/156

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 5, 2013

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484387894/1934-7685

Stock No:

1GRCEA2013005

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

51

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