Changing IMF policies to get more doctors, nurses and teachers hired in developing countries

Action Aid, policy brief

Action Aid

Publication details

Number of pages: 4
Languages: English


This policy briefing presents Action Aid's viewpoint on the impact of macroeconomic restrictions originating from IMF's policies on the health workforce crisis.

Action Aid calls upon the IMF to change and widely publicize revised macroeconomic restraint policies; it further demands that other policy options for increased public spending be fully vetted and explored; that there be greater public stakeholder involvement in such explorations of alternative spending options; and that governments should raise this issue through the Executive Board of the IMF, which approves the IMF loan programs for borrowing countries.