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.
The Bretton Woods Project has published a new briefing providing a critical analysis of the IMF's latest work on gender equality. The briefing questions the sustainability of the Fund's new approach to gender equality and reveals that the Fund's analysis so far is limited and inconsistent with the full achievement of women's economic empowerment.
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