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International Monetary Fund Social Spending Database, 1985-2009


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Social Spending Data
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1985 - 12/2009
Data type

This dataset, produced as part of the IMF staff discussion note "What Happens to Social Spending in IMF-Supported Programs?," contains estimates of government expenditure on education and health as well as data on gross domestic product and population. Variables indicating participation in an IMF-supported program and eligibility for concessional IMF loans are also included in the dataset. IMF staff compiled the dataset from the following sources: Asian Development Bank, Eurostat, UNESCO, the World Bank, the IMF (Government Finance Statistics and country desks), and the World Health Organization.