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OECD Economic Surveys: Brazil 2005

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This second OECD Economic Survey of Brazil makes a detailed examination of macroeconomic policies, financial markets, the regulatory framework and social policies and expenditure. It finds that the Brazilian economy is bouncing back and is achieving more balanced growth, but that it needs to continue the consolidation of macroeconomic stabilisation. It suggests that the main challenges Brazil faces are improving the quality of fiscal consolidation, enhancing the investment climate, and improving the cost-effectiveness of social programmes.

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Macroeconomic Policies

Paving the Way for Sustained Growth

This chapter discusses Brazil’s macroeconomic performance, including an overview of the main policy challenges ahead. The economy is recovering in earnest and the foundations for sustained growth appear, by and large, to be in place. The maintenance of a prudent policy stance is essential and owes much to the strengthening of institutions, in particular the inflation targeting framework and the Fiscal...

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