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IMF - Rethinking the State of Portugal

IMF - Rethinking the State of Portugal

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Gerd Schwartz, Paulo Lopes, Carlos Mulas Granados, Emily Sinnott,Mauricio Soto, and Platon TiniosJanuary 2013
 
 The contents of this report constitute technical advice provided by the staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to theauthorities of Portugal (the "TA recipient") in response to their request for technical assistance. This report (in whole or in part)or summaries thereof may be disclosed by the IMF to IMFExecutive Directors and members of their staff, as well as toother agencies or instrumentalities of the TA recipient, and uponthe their request, to other technical assistance providers withlegitimate interest, unless the TA recipient specifically objects tosuch disclosure (see Operational Guidelines for theDissemination of Technical Assistance Information— http://www.imf.org/external/np/pp/eng/2009/040609.pdf ). Thedisclosure of this report (in whole or in part) or summariesthereof to parties outside the IMF other than agencies or instrumentalities of the TA recipient shall require the explicitconsent of the TA recipient and the IMF’s Fiscal AffairsDepartment.
 
2Contents PageAcronyms and Abbreviations ....................................................................................................4
 
Preface........................................................................................................................................5
 
Executive Summary ...................................................................................................................6
 
I. Rethinking the State—Implications for Expenditure Reform ................................................9
 
A. Benchmarking the Size and Functions of the State in Portugal ................................9
 
B. Rethinking the State to Support Exit from the Crisis ..............................................12
 
C. Efficiency and Effectiveness of the State ................................................................13
 
D. Equity and Social Cohesion ....................................................................................14
 
E. Consensus and the Sustainability of Reform ...........................................................15
 
II. Macroeconomic Context and Background ..........................................................................17
 
III. Government Wages and Employment ...............................................................................19
 
A. Background .............................................................................................................19
 
B. Key Issues ...............................................................................................................20
 
C. Reform Options .......................................................................................................23
 
IV. Pensions .............................................................................................................................34
 
A. Background .............................................................................................................34
 
B. Key Issues ...............................................................................................................36
 
C. Reform Options .......................................................................................................39
 
V. Non-Pension Social Benefits ..............................................................................................45
 
A. Background .............................................................................................................45
 
B. Key Issues ...............................................................................................................46
 
C. Reform Options .......................................................................................................49
 
VI. Education Spending ...........................................................................................................58
 
A. Background .............................................................................................................58
 
B. Key Issues ...............................................................................................................60
 
C. Reform Options .......................................................................................................61
 
VII. Health ...............................................................................................................................69
 
A. Background .............................................................................................................69
 
B. Key Issues ...............................................................................................................70
 
C. Reform Options .......................................................................................................71
 

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