Financial liberalisation has created volatility in financial markets, threatening the orderly running of national economies. Taming Global Financial Flows: a Citizen’s Guide by Kavaljit Singh, Coordinator of the Public Interest Research Centre, Delhi, explains and analyses the rapidly changing world of global finance and calls for radical reforms. It covers many aspects of the financial system, including capital account liberalisation, hedge funds, tax havens, capital controls and the international financial institutions. Singh sets out guiding principles for a more stable financial architecture and recommends concrete reform measures.
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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