Fiscal space for universal health and social protection post Covid-19 pandemic: How to prevent austerity
Address: Online discussion,

02 October 2020

In 2020 governments financed emergency care and urgent support to cope with Covid-19. While this short-term expending was necessary, countries must also continue to invest in long-term universal health, social protection systems/floors and other SDGs. The session will explore all the equitable options available to countries to expand fiscal space.

This session is co-sponsored by Global Social Justice Program at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University; WEMOS, BWP, ActionAid, ITUC, CSBAG, Eurodad, Bread for
the World.


  • Isabel Ortiz, Director, Global Social Justice Initiative for Policy Dialogue
  • David Archer, Head of Participation and Public Services, ActionAid
  • Myria Koutsoumpa, Global Health Advocate, WEMOS 
  • David Coady (TBC), Division Chief, IMF Expenditure Division, IMF
  • Emma Burgisser, Gender Project Manager, Bretton Woods Project (Moderator)

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