Brazilian activist Marcos Arruda exposes the problems with his government’s economic policies and the role of the IMF in a new book. External Debt, Brazil and the International Financial Crisis assesses the history and implications of development lending to Brazil and discusses the programme agreed with the IMF in 1998 which has led to major cuts in social expenditure. Arruda concludes with proposals developed through his work with Policy Alternatives for the Southern Cone.
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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