Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The Decade of Adjustment: A Review of Austerity Trends 2010-2020 in 187 Countries

This paper: (i) examines the latest IMF government spending projections for 187 countries between 2005 and 2020; (ii) reviews 616 IMF country reports in 183 countries to identify the main adjustment measures considered by governments in both high-income and developing countries; (iii) applies the United Nations Global Policy Model to simulate the impact of expenditure consolidation on economic growth and employment; (iv) discusses how austerity threatens welfare and social progress; and (v) calls for urgent action by governments to adopt alternative and equitable policies for socio-economic recovery.

[Download paper from ILO Social Protection website]

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