Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Assessing Austerity: Monitoring the human rights impacts of fiscal consolidation

In the decade since the 2008 global economic crisis, fiscal austerity has become the new normal. In the name of fiscal discipline, governments in more than two-thirds of countries throughout … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 · Leave a comment

Policy brief – The Forthcoming Adjustment Shock

According to IMF projections, 2016 marks the beginning of a second, major period of expenditure contraction globally. This ILO paper questions if the projected fiscal contraction trajectory—in terms of timing, … Continue reading

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 · Leave a comment

Ethical Perspective: 5 Unacceptable Trade-offs on the Path to Universal Health Coverage

This article discusses what ethicists have called “unacceptable trade-offs” in health policy choices related to universal health coverage (UHC). Since the fiscal space is constrained, trade-offs need to be made. … Continue reading

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 · Leave a comment

From Austerity To Growth

Stephany Griffith-Jones – The discussion about additional financial capacity for the EU has not led to tangible results so far. We hope EU leaders will take visionary steps in the … Continue reading

Saturday, 3 August 2013 · Leave a comment