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Social protection and the International Monetary Fund: promise versus performance

Countries in the Global South are currently facing momentous economic and social challenges, including major debt service problems. As in previous periods of global financial instability, a growing number of countries have turned to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial assistance. The organization has a long track record of advocating for extensive fiscal consolidation—commonly known as ‘austerity’—for its borrowers. However, in recent years, the IMF has announced major initiatives for ensuring that its loans support social spending, thus aiding countries in meeting their development targets and the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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Challenges in international health financing and implications for the new Pandemic Fund

The failures of the international COVID-19 response highlighted key gaps in pandemic preparedness and response (PPR). The G20 and WHO have called for additional funding of $10.5 billion per year to adequately strengthen the global PPR architecture. In response to these calls, in 2022 the World Bank announced the launch of a new Financial Intermediary Fund (The Pandemic Fund) to catalyse this additional funding. However, there is considerable unclarity regarding the governance makeup and financial modalities of the Pandemic Fund, and divergence of opinion about whether the Fund has been successfully designed to respond to key challenges in global health financing.

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Globalization and Health is a pioneering transdisciplinary journal that situates public health and well-being within the dynamic forces of global development. We are dedicated to publishing high-quality, original research exploring how globalization processes affect global public health through their impacts on health systems and the social, economic, commercial, and political determinants of health.
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Are we prepared for the next pandemic? New tools for measurement and assessment

New Content ItemStudies show that standard preparedness measures do not predict COVID-19 outcomes, suggesting new measures are needed. But evaluating metrics is more than prediction. Measurement science points the way to tools that capture operational capabilities , including coordination and decisionmaking.  Published Feb 09, 2024

Ronald Labonté, Editor-in-Chief

Ronald Labonté is a Professor in the School of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Ottawa, Canada, and Distinguished Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity. His current work focuses on the political economy of trade and health, health worker migration, medical tourism, health system reform, and global health diplomacy. He chaired the Globalization Knowledge Network for the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health, consults with UN agencies, governments and civil society organizations, and is active in the Peoples’ Health Movement. He enjoyed an earlier career as a health promotion consultant working in Canada and internationally on the social determinants of health equity.

Katerini Storeng, Editor-in-Chief

Katerini T. Storeng is Associate Professor at the Centre for DevelopNew Content Itemment and the Environment, University of Oslo, where she leads the Global Health Politics research group and co-directs the Collective for the Political Determinants of Health. With a grounding in medical anthropology, her research focuses on how global public-private partnerships, philanthropies and corporations are reshaping global health governance, knowledge production and policymaking, currently within the domains of pandemic response and digital health.

Lauren Paremoer, Editor-in-Chief

New Content ItemLauren Paremoer is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town. Informed by a feminist political economy approach, her research focuses on health activism, conceptions and enactments of solidarity in global governance for health, and political mobilisation aimed at realising social citizenship in the Global South. She is a member of the People’s Health Movement, and is active in leading its Democratising Global Health Governance programme. 

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 5.9
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 6.7
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.285
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 2.668

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 10
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 173

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,934,952
    Altmetric mentions: 2,580