Mexico’s Structural Reform Agenda”: Early Signs of Success”

A new IMF country report finds:

“The implementation of the Pacto por México has already led to important transformations in the Mexican economy. While initial estimates of potential growth payoffs may have been optimistic, external headwinds have masked important signals that the reforms are working. From a macroeconomic perspective, the reforms have already contributed to increasing investment, falling prices and more widespread access to services.

The reforms will take more time to fully feed through to the broader macro economy and lift growth. The delayed impact of the reforms owes to their complexity as well as some important short-term costs. At the same time, weaknesses in the rule of law will have weakened their impacts. Nevertheless, the transformations have highlighted the positive synergies associated with a broad approach to structural reform that exploits complementarities between different sectors.

Building on existing reforms will be key, and priority should be given to reforms targeting the rule of law. Continued weaknesses related to informality, corruption and crime would stifle private investment and would likely impede the broader reform effort from exerting its full impact on the economy. Improving the efficiency and quality of law enforcement and judicial institutions would be critical in this regard.”


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