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Unicef - Prioritizing Expenditure for a Recovery for All

Prioritizing Expenditures WPThis paper assesses the expenditure projections among 126 low and middle income countries over the near term and their potential implications for children and poor families during the economic recovery. It finds that expenditures have increased but there is a risk of increasing austerity in 2010, and highlights the dangers of potential social expenditure reductions for poor children and families. It calls for policymakers to evaluate the potential human and development costs of foregone social expenditures and to consider alternative policies to increase spending and promote a "Recovery for All."

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