This third post-programme surveillance report provides an assessment of Spain's economic, fiscal and financial situation following its exit from the financial assistance programme in January 2014. The report covers also the specific monitoring of...
Are the sources of information stable over time?
The main sources of information are the Spanish Government and the major international institutions (European Commission, IMF, OECD and World Bank). These sources are stable over time.
How the information can be accessed?
The information can be accessed in two ways: by the reform area or by browsing the full list of documents. When accessing the documents through a particular reform area, the combination of a timeline and a filter allows selecting and viewing:
- only the reports issued by international organizations;
- only the policy events adopted by the Spanish Government, or
- a combined view of reports and policy events.
In the case of international authority reports that include policy recommendations, when they are accessed by one of the six reform areas, the web features the recommendations that apply only to that particular area.
What are the future expansion lines?
In a near future, we would like to assess quantitatively the impact of the economic reforms adopted in Spain. We would like also to pay more attention to the implications for Spanish economic governance of economic policy coordination at the EU.
What kind of information does the web cover?
We have divided the documents in two main categories according to authorship: policy events adopted by the Spanish Government (commitments, draft laws, law, specific policy measures) and reports produced by international authorities. Occasionally we complement this information with contributions of particular interest (white papers, monographic reports, news reports, blog entries, etc.)
What policy areas are covered?
Economic policy is organized in six major areas: Growth and Competitiveness; Competition and Regulation; the Labor Market; the Financial system; Fiscal policy and the Public Administration; and the Welfare State. Each of these areas are then subdivided into several subareas
Going for Growth is a form of structural surveillance based on a systematic and in-depth analysis of structural policies and their outcomes across OECD members.
This Country Report assesses Spain's economy against the background of the Commission's Annual Growth Survey which recommends three main pillars for the EU's economic and social policy in 2015: investment, structural reforms, and fiscal...