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structural adjustment       LUcat Search catalogue 29493930X

Scope note
Introducing changes to a nation's economy, such as currency devaluation, promotion of exports, and cuts in public services and subsidies. These cuts are usually made in order to qualify for a loan from the IMF, especially for countries experiencing difficulties in servicing foreign debt (A Dictionary of Geography, Oxford University Press, 1997).

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structural adjustment policy
structural adjustment programmes
structural adjustment programs

Related terms
economic policy

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Indexing history
Added 2006. For publications indexed before 2006, see economic policy.

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