The last decade has brought sharp adjustment and rising poverty for most of the developing world. Adjustment and Poverty: Options and Choices examines the major causes and results of this situation, including:
*the relationship between structural adjustment and poverty;
*the extent to which the situation was brought about by internal and/or external policies;
*the impact of the IMF and World Bank on adjusting countries;
*government tax and spending policies - with a particular focus on social sector spending;
*the possiblity of better policies in the future.