Colombia : Arrangement Under the Flexible Credit Line—Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Colombia

Publication Date: July 10, 2013
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Summary: This staff report on Colombia’s arrangement under the Flexible Credit Line highlights economic policies and development. Colombia’s economic performance in recent years has been very strong, underpinned by a very strong institutional framework and prudent macroeconomic management. Following a sharp slowdown in 2008–2009, output growth rebounded vigorously, and inflation stayed within the official target range. A very strong policy framework—comprising an inflation-targeting regime, a flexible exchange rate, effective financial sector supervisionand regulation, and a medium-term fiscal framework—provided policy space to undertake timely and effective countercyclical measures to mitigate the effects of the global financial crisis, and skillful policy management helped maintain strong growth with low inflation.
Series: Country Report No. 13/201
Subject(s): Flexible Credit Line | Balance of payments | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Colombia

Publication Date: July 10, 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 9781484339992/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1COLEA2013003 Pages: 49
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