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Portugal: Second Post-Program Monitoring

August 6, 2015

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has concluded the Second Post-Program Monitoring with Portugal.

Press release

Staff report

News — Highlights


Presentation by Albert Jaeger. Portugal after the Adjustment Program What’s Left to Do?

AESE Business School, Lisbon, July 15, 2015 click for more

Presentation by Albert Jaeger. "Portugal after the Financial Crisis: Mission Unfinished"

June 19, 2015 click for more

Presentation by Albert Jaeger. Portugal after the Adjustment Program: What’s Left to Do?

March 27, 2015 click for more

Presentation by Subir Lall. Portugal After the Adjustment Program: What Are the Right Policy Priorities?

March 17, 2015 click for more

Concluding Statement of the 2015 Article IV Mission

March 17, 2015 click for more

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Portugal and The IMF

Transcript of European Department Press Briefing

April 15, 2016

Portugal : Third Post-Program Discussions-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Portugal

April 1, 2016
Series: Country Report No. 16/97 click for more

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes Third Post-Program Monitoring with Portugal

April 1, 2016

IMF Survey : Portugal: Recovery on Track but Higher Growth Needed

April 1, 2016
Portugal has emerged from a severe economic slump: it has regained market access and unemployment has returned to precrisis levels. click for more

Portugal--Concluding Statement of the Third Post-Program Monitoring Discussions

February 4, 2016
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments. click for more

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Portugal and the IMF

  • Member since March 29, 1961

  • Quota: SDR1029.7 million (equivalent to €1144million, US$1,635 million at current exchange rates)

    Each member country of the IMF is assigned a quota, based broadly on its relative position in the world economy. A member country's quota determines its maximum financial commitment to the IMF, its voting power, and has a bearing on its access to IMF financing.

  • Portugal is represented in the Executive Board of the IMF in a group of countries led by Italy and also includes Albania, Greece, Malta, San Marino, and Timor-Leste.

    The Executive Board is responsible for conducting the day-to-day business of the IMF. It is composed of 24 Directors, who are appointed or elected by member countries or by groups of countries. The Managing Director serves as its Chairman. The Board usually meets several times each week. It carries out its work largely on the basis of papers prepared by IMF management and staff.

  • In addition to quota resources, Banco de Portugal has contributed to the New Arrangement to Borrow with a credit line of up to SDR 1542.13 million.