Great Expectations: Is the IMF turning words into action on inequality?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620349
Title:
Great Expectations: Is the IMF turning words into action on inequality?
Author(s):
Mariotti, Chiara; Galasso, Nick; Daar, Nadia
Publication date:
10-Oct-2017
Publisher(s):
Oxfam
Document type:
Briefing paper
Description:

In recent years, the International Monetary Fund has become a global leader in highlighting the inequality crisis; consistently identifying it as a major threat to human progress and prosperity. This is a significant shift from its previously held position that rising inequality was a necessary trade-off for achieving greater economic growth.

What is the IMF doing in practice to operationalize its agenda for tackling inequality? The IMF’s main initiative has been a series of pilots that integrate inequality analysis into its economic surveillance of countries. This paper outlines Oxfam’s evaluation of these pilots and finds that they are not promoting policies that reduce inequality. It gives recommendations for the IMF to systematically incorporate the fight against inequality into its research and its actions on the ground

Pages:
40
DOI:
10.21201/2017.0872
ISBN:
978-1-78748-087-2
Document link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620349
Additional Links:
http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/great-expectations-is-the-imf-turning-words-into-action-on-inequality-620349
Subject:
Inequality
Keywords:
Inequality; SDGs; Taxation; Gender equality; IMF; Social spending; Labour rights
Status:
For public use – can be shared outside Oxfam

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleGreat Expectations: Is the IMF turning words into action on inequality?en
dc.contributor.authorMariotti, Chiaraen
dc.contributor.authorGalasso, Nicken
dc.contributor.authorDaar, Nadiaen
dc.date.issued2017-10-10-
dc.publisherOxfamen
dc.typeBriefing paperen
dc.description<p>In recent years, the International Monetary Fund has become a global leader in highlighting the inequality crisis; consistently identifying it as a major threat to human progress and prosperity. This is a significant shift from its previously held position that rising inequality was a necessary trade-off for achieving greater economic growth.</p> <p>What is the IMF doing in practice to operationalize its agenda for tackling inequality? The IMF’s main initiative has been a series of pilots that integrate inequality analysis into its economic surveillance of countries. This paper outlines Oxfam’s evaluation of these pilots and finds that they are not promoting policies that reduce inequality. It gives recommendations for the IMF to systematically incorporate the fight against inequality into its research and its actions on the ground</p>en
dc.format.extent40en
dc.identifier.doi10.21201/2017.0872-
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78748-087-2-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620349-
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/great-expectations-is-the-imf-turning-words-into-action-on-inequality-620349-
dc.subjectInequalityen
oxfam.subject.keywordInequalityen
oxfam.subject.keywordSDGsen
oxfam.subject.keywordTaxationen
oxfam.subject.keywordGender equalityen
oxfam.subject.keywordIMFen
oxfam.subject.keywordSocial spendingen
oxfam.subject.keywordLabour rightsen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
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