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Freeing Fiscal Space: A Human Rights Imperative in Response to COVID-19

Our Executive Director, Ignacio Saiz, contributed to a new issue of GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS, published by the Development and Peace Foundation (SEF). The article highlights that, in the context of heightened inequality between states because of COVID-19,  wealthier countries and international financial institutions need to lift the barriers their debt and tax policies impose on the fiscal space of low- and middle-income countries. Such cooperation, argues Ignacio, is not only a global public health imperative, but also a binding human rights obligation.