Global Trends. Analysis
GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS is a joint publication series of the Institute for Development and Peace and the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:). The series aims to identify options for international policy action in an ever more complex world, presenting perspectives from different regions. It examines current developments and challenges in the light of long-term political trends, and illustrates facts with figures and tables. Our aim is to present complex issues in a comprehensible manner - also with the help of graphics. In doing so, we continue the tradition of the GLOBAL TRENDS book series, which was published from 1991 to 2015.
Inequality between states has been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic consequences have been particularly devastating in countries of the Global South. The resources they can mobilise to respond to the crisis are, however, totally inadequate. This makes it all the more important that the wealthier countries and the international financial institutions cooperate by lifting the barriers their debt and tax policies impose on the fiscal space of low- and middle-income countries. Such cooperation is not only a global public health imperative. It is also a binding human rights obligation, as Ignacio Saiz explains.