Matthew Cummins

UNICEF

Public Finance Adviser

PO Box 44145

Nairobi, Nairobi 00100

Kenya

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (17)

1.

Global Inequality: Beyond the Bottom Billion – A Rapid Review of Income Distribution in 141 Countries

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 09 Apr 2011
Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins
United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF
Downloads 1,543 (10,742)
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income inequality, income distribution, quintiles, equity, crisis recovery, development policy

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The Age of Austerity: A Review of Public Expenditures and Adjustment Measures in 181 Countries

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 05 May 2013
Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins
United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF
Downloads 431 (64,887)

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public expenditures, fiscal consolidation, fiscal contraction, austerity measures, crisis recovery, social impacts, wage bill, subsidies, pension reforms, labor flexibilization, rationalization social protection

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Austerity Measures Threaten Children and Poor Households: Recent Evidence in Public Expenditures from 128 Developing Countries

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 29 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2013
Isabel Ortiz, Jingqing Chai and Matthew Cummins
United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF and UNICEF
Downloads 284 (104,417)
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fiscal consolidation, fiscal contraction, austerity measures, public expenditures, social spending, crisis recovery, poverty, wage bill, food and energy subsidies, pension reform, social protection

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When the Global Crisis and Youth Bulge Collide: Double the Jobs Trouble for Youth

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 28 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2012
Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins
United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF
Downloads 265 (112,375)

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youth employment, youth bulge, jobs, crisis recovery, development policy, crisis impacts

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Escalating Food Prices: The Threat to Poor Households and Policies to Safeguard a Recovery for All

UNICEF Working Paper
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Feb 2011
Isabel Ortiz, Jingqing Chai and Matthew Cummins
United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF and UNICEF
Downloads 240 (124,416)
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food price, commodity price, food inflation, food crisis, supply shock, exchange rate, export ban, commodity futures, hunger, malnutrition, poverty, inequality, import bills, subsidies, tariffs, food market regulation, crisis recovery, fiscal consolidation

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Uganda's Experience with Real Time Monitoring: mTrac and U-Report

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 Mar 2015
Matthew Cummins
UNICEF
Downloads 167 (174,565)

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A Global Stocktake of UNICEF's Programme Activities on Public Finance for Children

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 04 Mar 2015
Matthew Cummins and Jingqing Chai
UNICEF and UNICEF
Downloads 118 (230,730)

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public finance for children (PF4C), child responsive budgeting, social budgeting, child budget analysis, costing, cost-benefit analysis, cost of inaction, investment case, financial impact analysis of scaling up, fiscal space, MTEF, budget cycle, PER, PETS, budget monitoring, fiscal observatory

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Fiscal Space for Social Protection and the SDGs: Options to Expand Social Investments in 187 Countries

Number of pages: 82 Posted: 15 May 2015 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2017
Isabel Ortiz, Matthew Cummins and Kalaivani Karunanethy
United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF and Independent
Downloads 110 (242,697)

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social protection, fiscal space, resource mobilization, public expenditures, tax, social security contributions, foreign reserves, development assistance, illicit financial flows, government debt, expansionary fiscal and monetary policy, development policy, social spending, social investments, equit

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From 'What Happened?' to 'What's Happening?' Equity in Action Through Real Time Monitoring

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 04 Mar 2015
Jingqing Chai and Matthew Cummins
UNICEF and UNICEF
Downloads 105 (250,823)

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Child-Focused Public Expenditure Measurement: A Compendium of Country Initiatives

PF4C Working Paper No. 2
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 21 Feb 2016
Matthew Cummins
UNICEF
Downloads 95 (268,127)

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investing in children, public finance for children, budgets for children, social expenditures, public financial management

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A Recovery for All: Rethinking Socio-Economic Policies for Children and Poor Households

Number of pages: 349 Posted: 12 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2012
Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins
United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF
Downloads 93 (271,833)
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economic crisis, social impacts, austerity measures, food security, unemployment, social protection, recovery policies

12.

The Decade of Adjustment: A Review of Austerity Trends 2010-2020 in 187 Countries

ESS Working Paper No. 53
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 04 Nov 2015
United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF, International Labour Office and Independent
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public expenditure, fiscal consolidation, austerity, adjustment measures, impacts, wage bill, subsidies, pension reforms, labour flexibilization, rationalization of social protection, consumption taxes, privatization, crisis recovery

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Practical Considerations for Monitoring and Responding to Bottlenecks in Real Time

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 05 Mar 2015
Matthew Cummins and Jingqing Chai
UNICEF and UNICEF
Downloads 91 (275,622)

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Prioritizing Expenditures for a Recovery for All: A Rapid Review of Public Expenditures in 126 Developing Countries

UNICEF Social and Economic Working Paper
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 23 Jan 2011
United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF, UNICEF and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Fiscal Consolidation, Public Expenditures, Social Spending, Crisis Recovery, Poverty, Wage Bill, Food Subsidies, Social Protection

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Identifying Fiscal Space: Options for Social and Economic Development for Children and Poor Households in 184 Countries

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 20 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2012
Isabel Ortiz, Jingqing Chai and Matthew Cummins
United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF and UNICEF
Downloads 73 (314,671)

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fiscal space, fiscal consolidation, public expenditures, social spending, crisis recovery, development policy, equity, tax revenues, foreign reserves, official development assistance, government borrowing, debt, expansionary fiscal, monetary policy

16.

The Capacity Continuum: Tracking the Capacity of State Institutions in Driving Human Development

United Nations Development Programme Global Event Working Paper
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2012
Matthew Cummins and Tsegaye Lemma
UNICEF and United Nations Development Programme Regional Bureau for Africa
Downloads 53 (369,962)

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capacity development, state capacity, capacity continuum, human development

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Recovery for All: A Call for Collaborative Action

UNICEF Social & Economic Policy Concept Note, July 2010
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 23 Jan 2011
Isabel Ortiz, Jingqing Chai and Matthew Cummins
United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF and UNICEF
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