Algeria : Background Paper

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

July 20, 1995

Summary:

This paper provides information on some of the most salient aspects of Algeria’s economy as well as statistical information for the IMF staff report on the 1995 Article IV Consultation and Request for an Extended Arrangement. The paper also reviews the reforms that have been made to the social safety net over recent years. It also describes the shift away from a system of generalized subsidies, which has been inefficient and costly, to a system of targeted subsidies coupled with the introduction of a public works program and an unemployment insurance scheme.

Series:

Country Report No. 95/54

Notes:

This report on background information in Algeria was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.

English

Publication Date:

July 20, 1995

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451811322/1934-7685

Stock No:

1DZAEA0011995

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

97

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