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People march with a banner that reads in Spanish ‘Stop the adjustment, out with the IMF,’ in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Improving how the IMF does business could help billions of people worldwide — by giving governments money to spend on public goods and increasing accountability. Podcast

The conditions placed on countries borrowing money from the International Monetary Fund have further disadvantaged these countries economically.
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt:  even in a crisis, don’t expect the government to play with a straight bat. Ian Davidson/Alamy

Autumn statement is highly political compared to research on ‘best’ ways to fix public finances

Cutting infrastructure spending and maintaining the pensions triple lock are among the questionable moves in Jeremy Hunt’s statement.
Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, speaking in Senegal in 2019. Photo by Seyllou/AFP via Getty Images

When the IMF comes to town: why they visit and what to watch out for

The IMF sends its staff on two types of mission to member countries: to assess the state of the country’s macro economy or to assess the need for financial support.
Giving greater visibility to paralympic sports is only part of what is needed to make inclusivity a reality for all. HelloWorld Images | Alamy

London 2012’s legacy boosted Paralympic sport, but disabled people’s lives have worsened

Mega-events like the Olympics have the potential to start important conversations around societal change. But improving the lives of disabled people takes much more than that.

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