The Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development of the Republic of Slovenia is an independent government office. Until the adoption of the Act amending the Government of the Republic of Slovenia Act (2000), IMAD was technically a body within the Ministry of Economic Relations and Development. In accordance with this law, it was reorganised as an independent government office managed by a Director who answers directly to the President of the Government. IMAD enjoys complete independence regarding technical and methodological questions related to the use of analytical and forecasting tools and the interpretation of results.
IMAD's main tasks include: monitoring, analysing and evaluating current trends, as well as the economic, social and environmental dimensions of development, preparing short- and medium-term forecasts of macroeconomic aggregates, preparing analyses that serve as a basis for strategic decision-making and economic and development policy measures and research work. IMAD strives to inform the public of its work on a regular basis. In the News section you will find responses to developments in Slovenia and internationally, comments on key economic indicators and the main messages of its publications. Their publications main topics are: demographic changes, competiveness, fiscal policy, labour market, financial markets, social security and structural policy changes. IMAD’s key public events are international conferences, where it presents its analyses to domestic and foreign publics. IMAD's forecasts represent background documents used by Slovenia's government in preparing economic policy measures and drafting the state budget. They include analyses and forecasts for the current year and the following two years.