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Greece: Reform of Social Welfare Programmes

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This review provides an analytical perspective of the current situation, including the construction of a database, in order to help the Greek government define reforms to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and fairness of selected social programmes. The review identifies gaps and overlaps in social protection, and highlights areas where there is room for significant efficiency gains, in order to support informed and concrete decisions by the Greek government on where budgetary savings can most appropriately be made, taking into account the balance between societal groups and the need to maintain social cohesion.

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Overview of social welfare and related reforms in Greece in the last 20 years

This annex provides some background on social welfare reforms from the early 1990s to reforms introduced in 2011 and 2012. Recent changes suggest a promising acceleration in the reform process.

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