The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This paper describes economic developments in Honduras during the 1990s. During 1990-93, Honduras adopted an economic program aimed at reducing macroeconomic imbalances and at greater openness and efficiency of the economy. Important structural reforms were carried out in the public, financial, and external sectors, and economic activity and nontraditional exports increased at a fast pace. However, the adjustment of macroeconomic imbalances was short lived as the fiscal deficit rose sharply in the run-up to the presidential elections of November 1993.