Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Alun Thomas
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 July 2006
Keywords: social expenditures, expenditures, debt-service, budget balance, expenditure, International Lending and Debt Problems, National Government Expenditures and Health, National Government Expenditures and Education,
This paper evaluates whether debt relief and grants can boost social expenditures in lowincome countries. It finds that declines in debt-service help raise social expenditures, but no relationship between grants an...