What has been the history of the IMF’s impact on the politics of Sri Lanka and Pakistan? Why do countries from the global south repeatedly find themselves at the mercy of the IMF? And who ends up taking the short stick of IMF’s demands and what are the ways to protect them from it?
In our latest Himal Twitter space session, recorded on 8 July, we speak to Amita Arudpragasam and Ammar Habib Khan to understand the impact of the IMF programs on developing economies and why they regularly find themselves in need of them.
Amita Arudpragasam – Independent Policy Analyst. Sri Lanka.
Ammar Habib Khan – Chief Risk Officer, Karandaaz Pakistan.