A Brandolini, Tania Burchardt, Domingo Hernandez, Clement Julien and Thomas Stubbs
Published 9 April 2019
This is a summary report of 'Social Protection in a Changing World' - a workshop jointly sponsored by the LSE and IMF and held at the London School of Economics in November 2018. As part of its strategic focus, the LSE is putting a high priority on research related to the contours of new welfare provision. At the same time, the IMF is re-assessing the nature and extent of its engagement on social spending policies. In Spring 2019, the IMF will present a paper setting out a new strategic framework for engaging on these issues with its member countries to its Executive Board. This is being guided by a growing awareness that social spending is important for inclusive and sustainable economic growth and financial stability, the key focus of the IMF.