Uruguay entered the pandemic with solid institutions and social cohesion but growing macroeconomic imbalances—especially slow economic growth and weak public finances—as the end of the last commodity price boom in 2014 uncovered structural weaknesses. A new government came to power in March 2020 with a mandate to boost growth and restore fiscal sustainability. Legislation setting the foundations for many of the reforms has been passed and implementation is advancing––including on a new fiscal rule, and state-owned enterprise (SOE) and pension reforms.
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