The IMF and World Bank will participate in a commission of eminent economists chaired by Jeffrey Sachs on Macroeconomics and Health. The commission, set up by Dr Gro Harlem Bruntland, Director General of the World Health Organisation, has been given two years to consolidate the evidence and provide practical recommendations on how investment in health can promote economic growth and reduce poverty and inequality. Nine of the 15-member committee come from developing countries.
BWP briefing explores gender dimensions of IMF’s key fiscal policy advice on resource mobilisation in developing countries, in particular on Value-Added Tax.
The IFC’s push for the PPP model, as well as its preference for healthcare ‘provision’ and the results-based payment approach, collectively undermine the human right to universal healthcare and the achievement of the SDGs.
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