HUMAN RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINED DEVELOPMENT

 

Developing the country’s human resources to meet the changing demand will require a concerted effort on many fronts. First, to foster a skilled workforce that is able to meet the changing demand of the labour market improving access to high quality tertiary level education will be critical.  However, expanding the tertiary education sector alone is not sufficient. The foundations for further training in advance science and technology related subjects are laid at the school level.  As such, the quality and access to general education should also improve. Along with education and skill development, health is an important determinant that ensures success in education and greater productivity in work life. The importance of nutrition for decreasing loss of work days due to illness and increasing productivity is well documented in the literature. Studies also show that well-nourished children are more likely to succeed in education. Diseases that are more prevalent amongst the productive age population such as non-communicable diseases (NCDs) also influence work life and productivity.  Sri Lanka’s demographic profile is changing. The country has a fast ageing population, while its younger population – both children and those in their productive ages – are shrinking. The country will need to be conscious about these changes when planning for its future human resources.

 

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Education for All - Global Monitoring Report - 2013: Education Quality Input (EQI), Sri Lankan Case

This study assesses the effectiveness of the Education Quality Inputs (EQI) scheme -- a formula based resource allocation scheme for schools -- in distributing funds and improving learning outcomes in Sri Lanka. [ Read More »]

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 Youth and Development; Realizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for Sri Lankan Youth

Approximately 26 per cent of the Sri Lankan population is comprised of youth. [ Read More »]

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Consultancy on Business Development Services Available for Women SMEs

The general objective of this study was to examine the socio-economic and cultural barriers which hinder women’s progression to Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector. [  Read More »]

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Review of Active Labour Market Programmes in Sri Lanka

A key element of Sri Lanka’s employment scenario is Active Labour Market Programmes (ALMPs). [  Read More »]

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Financing Secondary Education in Asia and the Pacific: Questionnaire Survey 

Data and information were gathered for the Sri Lankan component of the regional study which is part of the "Secondary Education Policy Research in Asia Project," coordinated by the Education Policy and Reform Unit of UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok.

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EU-ACAP Assistance to Conflict Affected People Programme Study

This study was carried out in 2010-11 to establish baseline data for the European Union Assistance for Conflict Affected Communities (EU-ACAP) through OXFAM in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. [Read More » ]

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Second Human Development Report for Sri Lanka 

Following the ending of the secessionist conflict in 2009, the growth prospects for the country in the medium term look promising. [ Read More »]

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Regional ADB study on the equity in Health and Education services 

Given that the public expenditure on education is low in Sri Lanka, and that it is unlikely to increase substantially in the near future, it is important to ensure that the available funds are spent efficiently and effectively. [ Read More »]

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Survey on Catch up Education 

It is compulsory for all children to be in school till they are 14 years of age. [ Read More »]

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Intersectoral Study on Education and Health 

The Intersectoral Study on Education and Health, conducted by the National Education Commission in 2002, was carried out to explore the effect of school and non-school factors on the level of achievement of primary school children in first language and in mathematics after educational reforms in the primary school sector in Sri Lanka. [ Read More »]

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Will School Level Decision Making Improve Access to Better Education for the Poor in Sri Lanka?  

Although Sri Lanka 's educational achievements, in terms of traditional indicators, are praiseworthy the equity and quality aspects of education have lagged behind over the years.  [ Read More »]

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Overview of Education Budgeting and Resource Allocation Processes in Sri Lanka 

This study looks at how the education budget is decided for national and provincial schools in the country. [ Read More »]

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Financing Primary and Secondary Education in Sri Lanka 

The objective of this study is to analyze the way in which primary and secondary education is financed in Sri Lanka. [ Read More »]

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The Delivery of General Education in Sri Lanka – An Alternative Approach 

The discussion commences with a brief overview of the current structure that underpins the delivery of general education in Sri Lanka as it has evolved over the years. [ Read More »]

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Survey on Catch up Education 

It is compulsory for all children to be in school till they are 14 years of age. [ Read More »] 

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Responding to Future Challenges in Education and Training: Policy Issues at the Higher and Tertiary Levels 

Change in the economy and society demand, in turn, change in higher education and training policy in order to ensure that a country meets its future challenges successfully. [ Read More »]

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Informal Sector Access to Health, 2014 – 2015

The research study analyses the informal workers’ access to health and social security. [ Read More »]

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Literature Review on Occupational Safety and Health

Although the country has identified the protection, promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical mental and social well-being of all workers in all work places as a priority and a key factor for national productivity improvements there is no national safety and health policy currently exciting in the country.  [ Read More »]

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Development of Action Plan for Households with Undernourished Children and Pregnant Women in Districts of Monaraga,a and Nuwara Eliya”, (Part 2)

The nutritional status of Sri Lankan children does not match the country’s achievements in child survival and per capita GDP. [ Read More »]

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Second Human Development Report for Sri Lanka 

Following the ending of the secessionist conflict in 2009, the growth prospects for the country in the medium term look promising. [ Read More »]

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Regional ADB study on the equity in Health and Education services 

Given that the public expenditure on education is low in Sri Lanka, and that it is unlikely to increase substantially in the near future, it is important to ensure that the available funds are spent efficiently and effectively. [ Read More »]

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Intersectoral Study on Education and Health 

The Intersectoral Study on Education and Health, conducted by the National Education Commission in 2002, was carried out to explore the effect of school and non-school factors on the level of achievement of primary school children in first language and in mathematics after educational reforms in the primary school sector in Sri Lanka. [ Read More »]

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Private Nursing Homes, Co-operative and Estate Hospital Survey 2010 

Sri Lanka's private health care sector has leaped forward since 2001 and now shares the burden of health care coverage by reducing the workload of state hospitals up to some extent. [ Read More » ]

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Costs to Government Healthcare Services of Pesticide Poisoning Treatment in Sri Lanka 

This study aims at improving the pesticide management policy in Sri Lanka and elsewhere through the anlaysis of economic implications involved. [ Read More »]

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Health Sector Survey  

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Sri Lanka National Health Accounts  

The SLNHA system and estimates were developed at the direction of Department of Planning, Ministry of Health and MOH Health Expenditure Survey Committee (HESC).  [ Read More »]

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Intersectoral Action for Health in Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Public Policies in Sri Lanka:Health in All Policies (HiAp) 

Health permeates all aspects of social life.[ Read More »]

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Safe Alcohol Policy to Prevent Alcohol Related Harm 

With the introduction of a government policy on alcohol Mathata Thitha, the Health Policy Programme was engaged in a series of studies focusing on modifying the drinking habit, action against illicit alcohol, taxation of legal alcohol and its impact which were the main topics discussed. Funded by industry stakeholders, the series of studies conducted were as follows: [ Read More »]

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Case Studies of Primary Level Maternal and Child Health Care Providers in Sri Lanka 2003 

This study covered case studies of 5 MOH units in selected three Districts. Case studies consisted of Identification of the Service offered and Characteristics of the Manager, Organization and the Management of the Services, Characteristics of the Environment. [ Read More »]

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Operating Efficiency in Public Sector Health Facilities in Sri Lanka: Measurement and Institutional Determinants of Performance 2000 

Sri Lanka is well known for having achieved very good health outcomes at low cost. [ Read More »]

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Survey on the Growth and Development of Private Health Insurance and its Impact on the Government Health Service and Health Care in Sri Lanka 2003 

The objective of this study was to update available reports, and review the development of Private Health Insurance (PHI) in Sri Lanka, its current status, its impact on public and private health care provision in the country and its potential contribution to future financing. [ Read More »]

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Preliminary Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Health Sector 2000  

The objectives of the report were: to review the organization, structure and financing of Sri Lanka’s national health system; provide basic descriptive parameters; identify strengths and weaknesses of the system, with reference to earlier performance and any available international bench marks; identify emerging trends in the development of the health system; and to review current policy agenda and identify system issues. [ Read More »]

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Fiscal Incentives for the Development of Health Services in Sri Lanka  

Since 1992, the Government of Sri Lanka has provided fiscal incentives to private health care investors through the Board of Investment (BOI).

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Costs to Government Healthcare Services of Pesticide Poisoning Treatment in Sri Lanka  

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Living Wage for the Plantation Sector, 2015 – 2016

The research study estimates a living wage for the workers in the tea plantation industry in Sri Lanka in December 2015, using the Anker methodology. The study is done for the estate sector. [ Read More » ]

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DCS - Labour Market Analysis Using Census Data, 2015 – 2016

The research study uses the 2012 Population and Housing Data to conduct labour market analysis that are not possible with the Labour Force Survey (LFS) of Sri Lanka.[ Read More »]

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A Survey on Employable Disabled Persons

Some of the economically inactive disables are not engaged in economic activity as they are completely disabled while some of them do not engage in work due to limited opportunities. [ Read More »]

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A Review of Active Labour Market Programmes in Sri Lanka

A key element of Sri Lanka’s employment scenario is Active Labour Market Programmes (ALMPs). [ Read More »]

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Second Human Development Report for Sri Lanka 

Following the ending of the secessionist conflict in 2009, the growth prospects for the country in the medium term look promising. [ Read More »]

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Precarious Work in Sri Lanka  

The ‘precarious work’ defined to capture the “uncertainty, instability and insecurity” of work is not a commonly used term in Sri Lanka. [ Read More »]

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A National Survey on the Informal Sector in Sri Lanka, for Ministry of Labour Relations and Manpower 

The Department of Labour, using its field staff has collected information on small and medium scale enterprises across the country, using systematic sampling methods. [ Read More »]

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Labour Market Trends: A Youth Focus

For youth who leave school and enter the labour market, a quick transition to productive employment is increasingly being recognized as important for reducing poverty in later life, improving well-being and optimizing returns to investments in education and health.  [ Read More »]

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Jobsnet Data Analysis 

The structural reforms of the economy and increasing global linkages have opened lucrative opportunities in the labour market at the high levels of the occupational ladder, and in other support services in the mid and lower levels. [ Read More »]

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Ageing in Sri Lanka  

Developing a strategy for ageing in Sri Lanka requires a good understanding of the socio-economic issues faced by the elderly. [ Read More »]

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Effectiveness of Child Labour Prevention Strategies in Sri Lanka 

This study details the child prevention strategies in place in Sri Lanka, and examines how effective they have been in preventing child labour in the country. [ Read More »]

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Informal Labour Sector in Sri Lanka 

This study will focus upon the informal sector of Sri Lanka. [ Read More »]

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The Effect of Housing on Labour Performance in Estates 

The aim of this study was to ascertain, using individual level data of 2001, whether housing improvements have any effect on labour performance. [ Read More »]

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Estate Social Welfare Development Indices 

Although social development in the estates has improved substantially in the last couple of decades, these advances have been uneven in several domains. [ Read More »]

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Effectiveness of Welfare Programmes in Improving Estate Performance 

raditionally in Sri Lanka, labour has been considered a cost rather than a resource to be developed. [ Read More »]

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Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment of a “Vocational Training Intervention” 

In recent years approaches of crisis and conflict prevention have rapidly gained currency in Sri Lanka. [ Read More »]

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The Labour Legislation and Female Employment in Sri Lanka's Manufacturing Sector  

Economic policy liberalization in Sri Lanka has been associated with, as in many other developing countries, rising female labour force participation in the manufacturing sector.  [ Read More »]

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The Labour Situation on Sri Lankan Tea Estates - A view to 2005 

This study examines the current and medium term labour situation in the Sri Lankan tea estates. [ Read More »]

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Will School Level Decision Making Improve Access to Better Education for the Poor in Sri Lanka?  

Although Sri Lanka 's educational achievements, in terms of traditional indicators, are praiseworthy the equity and quality aspects of education have lagged behind over the years.  [ Read More »]

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Overview of Education Budgeting and Resource Allocation Processes in Sri Lanka 

This study looks at how the education budget is decided for national and provincial schools in the country. [ Read More »]

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Financing Primary and Secondary Education in Sri Lanka 

The objective of this study is to analyze the way in which primary and secondary education is financed in Sri Lanka. [ Read More »]

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Estate Social Welfare Development Indices 

Although social development in the estates has improved substantially in the last couple of decades, these advances have been uneven in several domains. [ Read More »]

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Effectiveness of Welfare Programmes in Improving Estate Performance 

raditionally in Sri Lanka, labour has been considered a cost rather than a resource to be developed. [ Read More »]

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Responding to Future Challenges in Education and Training: Policy Issues at the Higher and Tertiary Levels 

Change in the economy and society demand, in turn, change in higher education and training policy in order to ensure that a country meets its future challenges successfully. [ Read More »]

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Private Nursing Homes, Co-operative and Estate Hospital Survey 2010  

Sri Lanka's private health care sector has leaped forward since 2001 and now shares the burden of health care coverage by reducing the workload of state hospitals up to some extent.[Read More » ]

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Sri Lanka National Health Accounts  

The SLNHA system and estimates were developed at the direction of Department of Planning, Ministry of Health and MOH Health Expenditure Survey Committee (HESC).  [ Read More »]

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Intersectoral Action for Health in Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Public Policies in Sri Lanka:Health in All Policies (HiAp) 

As a key component of the on-going research on "Intersectoral Action for Health in addressing Social Determinants of Health through Public Policies in Sri Lanka: [ Read More » ]

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Census of Private, Co-operative and Estate Hospitals 

As a supplement to Sri Lanka National Health Accounts (SLNHA), IPS routinely carried out the Census of Private, Co-operative and Estate Hospitals. [ Read More »]

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Sri Lanka Public Expenditure Review-Health Sector 2004  

Sri Lanka’s health care system does well by international and regional standards in various dimensions of equity, in particular its targeting of public expenditures to the poor, and the effectiveness of public expenditure in protecting households against the impoverishing impacts of catastrophic illness. [ Read More »]

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Case Studies of Primary Level Maternal and Child Health Care Providers in Sri Lanka 2003 

This study covered case studies of 5 MOH units in selected three Districts. Case studies consisted of Identification of the Service offered and Characteristics of the Manager, Organization and the Management of the Services, Characteristics of the Environment. [ Read More »]

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Operating Efficiency in Public Sector Health Facilities in Sri Lanka: Measurement and Institutional Determinants of Performance 2000 

Sri Lanka is well known for having achieved very good health outcomes at low cost. [ Read More »]

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Survey on the Growth and Development of Private Health Insurance and its Impact on the Government Health Service and Health Care in Sri Lanka 2003 

The objective of this study was to update available reports, and review the development of Private Health Insurance (PHI) in Sri Lanka, its current status, its impact on public and private health care provision in the country and its potential contribution to future financing. [ Read More »]

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Preliminary Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Health Sector 2000  

The objectives of the report were: to review the organization, structure and financing of Sri Lanka’s national health system; provide basic descriptive parameters; identify strengths and weaknesses of the system, with reference to earlier performance and any available international bench marks; identify emerging trends in the development of the health system; and to review current policy agenda and identify system issues. [ Read More »]

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Fiscal Incentives for the Development of Health Services in Sri Lanka  

Since 1992, the Government of Sri Lanka has provided fiscal incentives to private health care investors through the Board of Investment (BOI).

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Ageing in Sri Lanka  

Developing a strategy for ageing in Sri Lanka requires a good understanding of the socio-economic issues faced by the elderly. [ Read More »]

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Population Projections for Sri Lanka, 1991-2041

Introduction: Changes in fertility, mortality and migration components of the Sri Lankan population has changed significantly. [ Read More »]

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Responses to Population Ageing: A Review of International Experience 1997

Introduction: The future demographic scenario for Sri Lanka raises many critical issues and challenges.  [ Read More »]

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What factors matter for choice of livelihood by the older workers?”

 

SARNET Young Scholars Symposium
South Asia Research Network
New Delhi India

 

Samanthi Bandara 

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Labour Market in Sri Lanka
ICRIER-World Bank Conference on Jobs for Development: Challenges and Solutions
India Habitat Centre
New Delhi
1 -2 December 2014
Nisha Arunatilake 

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Impact of Migration and Remittances on Social Mobility in Sri Lanka
Workshop on “Asian Approaches to Social Mobility Experience, Lessons and Opportunities for Cooperation”
Cinnamon Grand
21 August 2014
Nisha Arunatilake 

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The Current Trends in the Sri Lankan Labour Market 
Seminar organized by The Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies(CHA)
Caritas SEDEC Auditorium
14th August 2009 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Issues Relating to Labour and Development
“Labour Issues in Development”, organized by the National Association 
for Trade Union Research and Education (NATURE),
Uswetakeiyawa, Sri Lanka
18th October, 2008 

Nisha Arunatilake

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Challenges to the Sri Lankan Labour Market
National Institute of Labour Studies, organized by the 
Ministry of Labour Relations and Manpower,
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
5th October, 2008 

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Enhancing Employment Opportunities and Employability 
(forthcoming World Bank’s report on “Sri Lanka: Strengthening Social Protection”)
“Social Protection in Sri Lanka” organized by the World Bank
Colombo, Sri Lanka
27th September, 2006 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Why People choose to Participate in the Informal Sector in Sri Lanka and 
how to Promote Opportunities for them “Labour Markets in Low-Income 
Countries Workshop” organized by Global Development Network
Dakar, Senegal
23rd January, 2005 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Effectiveness of Welfare Programmes in Improving Estate Profitability
Organized by Care International,
Colombo , Sri Lanka
25th October, 2001 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Estate Social Development Index 
Organized by Plantation Trust,
Colombo , Sri Lanka
19th February, 2001 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Effectiveness of Welfare Programmes in Improving Estate Performance 
Organized by Plantation Trust,
Colombo , Sri Lanka
19th February, 2001 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Effectiveness of Welfare Programmes in Improving Estate Performance 
"Privatization and Management of Social Change in Plantations"
Colombo , Sri Lanka
17th January, 2001 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Estate Social Development Index 
"Privatization and Management of Social Change in Plantations"
Colombo , Sri Lanka
17th January, 2001 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Why people choose to participate in the informal sector in Sri Lanka?’
Organizational Dynamics, Institutional Determinants, Inter-linkages and Development”

Organised by the Institute of Economic Growth
27-28th July 2009

Nisha Arunatilake 

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International Conference on “The Informal Sector in South Asia:  at University of Delhi  

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Effectiveness of Legislation for the Prevention of Child Labour in Sri Lanka 
“Strategies for the Prevention of Child Labour in Asian Developing Countries” 
organized by Charles Sturt University, Australia
Charles Sturt University, Australia,
12-13th April, 2005 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Precarious Work in Sri Lanka 
organized by Chung-Ang University (South Korea) and the 
University of North Carolina (USA)
Chung-Ang
19-20th July, 2011 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Macroeconomic Policy for Full and Productive Employment and
Decent Work for All – Sri Lanka Case Study 
organized by ILO, Geneva, 

Dushni Weerakoon / Nisha Arunatilake  

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Employment Policy Knowledge Sharing Workshop on 
"Pro-employment Macro Economic Frameworks, 
Sectoral Strategies for Employment Creation and the Informal Economy",

organized by ILO, Geneva,
Switzerland
20-23rd September, 2011

Dushni Weerakoon / Nisha Arunatilake 

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Review of Active Labour Market Programmes (ALMPs) in Sri Lanka: 
Some Lessons & Observations
weekly meeting of the Consortium Humanitarian Agencies
Colombo, Sri Lanka,
1st October 2010 

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From MDGs to SDGs: Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality within the SDG Framework’ at the Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in National Policy Dialogue with Policy Makers organized by the Women and Media Collective 

Water’s Edge, Colombo 
8 November 2016

Sunimalee Madurawala 

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SDGs and Gender: the Sri Lankan Status’ at the workshop ‘Realising Gender Goals in the SDGs: Role of the Media’ organized by UN Women

Colombo
31 October 2016

Sunimalee Madurawala

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The Demographic Changes and the Sri Lankan Labour Market 
Seminar organized by The Chartered Financial Analyst(CFA) Sri Lanka
Excel World Auditorium
21st July, 2009 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Formula Based Funding and Decentralized Management of Schools –
Lessons from the Education Quality Inputs Programme
14th November, 2008 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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The South Asia regional conference on "Demographic Scenarios, Employment and 
Social Security Issues of Aged in South Asia" organized by Institute of Economic Growth (Delhi)
and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (India) at Hotel Claridges 
National Conference on “Improving School Performance through Educational Decentralization” 
organized by the IPS in collaboration with the PEP Network and National Institute of Education (NIE)
Maharagama, Sri Lanka
10-11th November, 2008 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Ageing and the Labour Market of Sri Lanka
South Asia Regional Conference on "Demographic Scenarios, Employment and 
Social Security Issues of Aged in South Asia" organized by 
Institute of Economic Growth (Delhi) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (India)
New Delhi, India
10-11th November, 2008 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Labour Market and Population Ageing
“Sri Lanka: Addressing the Needs of an Ageing Population”
Colombo, Sri Lanka
9th September, 2008 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Ageing in Sri Lanka 
“Ageing in Sri Lanka”, organized, by the Big Issue Sri Lanka
Galadari Hotel, Colombo
21st October, 2011 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Formula Based Funding and Decentralized Management of Schools – 
Lessons from the Education Quality Inputs Programme
National Institute of Education, Meepe
Meepe, Sri Lanka
5th November, 2008 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Education Budget Tracking
organized by the Coalition for Education Development,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
2nd September, 2008 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Education Budget Tracking in Sri Lanka
“Budget Analysis and Tracking in General Education in Sri Lanka” 
organized by Coalition for Education Development,
Kandy, Sri Lanka
29th February- 1 March, 2008 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Will School Level Decision Making Improve Access to Better Education for the Poor in Sri Lanka? 
“6th PEP Research Network General Meeting” organized by the PEP Network
Lima, Peru
14th June, 2007 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Will School Level Decision Making Improve Access to Better Education for the Poor in Sri Lanka? 
Fourth Poverty and Economic Policy General Meeting organized by IDRC Canada and IPS
Colombo, Sri Lanka
13-17th June, 2005 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Overview of Education Budgeting and Resource Allocation Processes in Sri Lanka 
Budget Tracking Workshop organized by the Commonwealth Education Fund 
(Save the Children) (with Roshani de Silva)
Uswetakeywawa, Sri Lanka
10th May, 2005 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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A Social Protection Floor for South Asia? Third Ministerial Meeting of the 
UNESCO Forum of Ministers in Charge of Social Development from
South Asia, organized by UNESCO and the Ministry of Social Services
Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo
20-22nd February, 2011 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Will Formula Based Funding and Decentralized 
Management Improve School Level Resources?
ADB Head Quarters, Manila
27th April, 2010 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Equity in the Delivery of Education Services in Sri Lanka
ADB Head Quarters, Manila
26th April, 2010.

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Regional meeting on the Equity in the Delivery of Public Services
in Selected Developing Member Countries, 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Impact Evaluation of MathCloud in Sri Lanka

 

At the Regional Workshop on MathCloud
Organized by the Asian Development Bank, Philippines
Republic of Korea
November 14-15, 2016
Bilesha Weeraratne

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A Quasi-Experiment on the Effect of E-Learning on Students' Mathematics Scores and Attitudes in Sri Lanka

At the New York State Economic Association Annual Conference, USA
Organized by the New York State Economic Association
New York, USA
October 11, 2014
Bilesha Weeraratne 

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Impact Evaluation of the Khan Academy E-Learning Project

Presented at the Inauguration workshop of the TA 7872: Learning from e-learning: Testing Intelligent Learning Systems in South Asian Countries
Organized by the Asian Development Bank,
At National Institute of Education, Sri Lanka
April 3, 2014
Bilesha Weeraratne 

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Survey on Catch-up Education
Ministry of Education
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
24th October, 2008 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Education Participation in Sri Lanka - Why all are not in School
“Global Education Research Conference” organized by the Global Development Network
Prague, Czech Republic
31 th March – 2 April, 2005 

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Educational Opportunities for the Poor: Assessing Spatial Disparities
workshop on SACEPS Studies on Deepening Integration, 
Poverty Study and Social Charter, funded by South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS)
Kathmandu , Nepal
2006 

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"Determinants of nutritional status in a marginalized community in Sri Lanka"

The Tenth Annual Research Forum of the Sri Lanka Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA)
Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute (HARTI), Sri Lanka
December 9, 2016

Samanthi Bandara 

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Poster presentation on “Household cost incurred by the Chronic Kidney Disease patients living in Anuradhapura district”

Commonwealth Medical Association, 24th Triennial Conference 2016
Sri Lanka 
October 14-16, 2016

Samanthi Bandara  

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Abstract on “Service Quality of School Canteens: A Case Study from the Western Province, Sri Lanka"

Annual Research Forum of the Sri Lankan Agricultural Economic Association,
Appadurai Auditorium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya
November 27, 2015

Samanthi Bandara  

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Abstract Presentation on “Guidelines sans implementation: Is it useful for changing food behavior among school children?”

International Conference on Maternal and Child Nutrition
November 23-24, 2015
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Samanthi Bandara  

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An Assessment of Implementation of School Canteens Guidelines

World Consumer Right day Forum 2015
IPS
March 16, 2015

Samanthi Bandara 

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National Medicinal Drug Policy: Implication for Health System

IPS
July 23, 2014

Samanthi Bandara 

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Tools for Governance: A review of resource allocation to Provincial Health Authorities in Sri Lanka

Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Foundation Institute
September 23, 2013.

Samanthi Bandara 

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In search of a new model for rationalizing primary health care system in Sri Lanka – Cost-analysis of a Primary Health Care Unit

Poster-Oral presentation of the 8th World Congress on Health Economics
Toronto, Canada
July, 2011

Samanthi Bandara 

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Health Sector Reforms
organized by the Women's Health and Rights Advocacy Partnership (WHRAP) 
project of Asian-Pacific Research and Resource Centre for Women (ARROW) of Kuala Lumpur
Colombo, Sri Lanka
13th September, 2007

Nisha Arunatilake 

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Arunathika N. and Bandara S. (2014), “Cost and financing of vocational and technical education in Sri Lanka (a background paper)”, Building the Skills for Economic Growth and Competitiveness in Sri Lanka 2014. World Bank 

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Nisha ArunatilakeSamanthi Bandara

2014

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Arunathika N., Jayawardane P. and Bandara S. (2012), “Challenges to Economic Growth – Human Resources” State of the Economy 2012, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka 

 

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Nisha Arunatilake, , Jayawardane P. and Samanthi Bandara

2012

 

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Educational Opportunities for the Poor in Sri Lanka: Assessing Spatial Disparities

 

 

 

 

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Ganga Tilakaratna, Ayodya Galapattige, Ruwan Jayathilaka and Ramali Perera

2008 

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The Delivery of General Education in Sri Lanka – An Alternate Approach

 

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Shelton Wanasinghe

2003

 

 

 

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Bandara S. (2016), “What factors matter for choice of livelihood by the older workers?”, Working Paper No. WP/05/2016, South Asia Research Network 

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Samanthi Bandara 

2016

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Effectiveness of Welfare Programmes in Improving  Estate Performance in Sri Lanka

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Nisha Arunatilake

2000

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Responding to Future Challenges in Education and Training-Policy Issues at the Higher and Tertiary Levels ( P/ C)

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Shelton Wanasinghe and Neranjana Gunatilleke

1995

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Sri Lankan Welfare State: Retrospect & Prospect ( P/ C)

Laksiri Jayasuriya

1995

 

 

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Bandara S. (2016), “SDG Goals: Ensure Healthy Lives”, State of the Economy Report 2016, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.

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Samanthi Bandara 

2016

 

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 Public or Private: Determinants of Choice of Healthcare Providers in Sri Lanka, Health Economic Policy Series No. 03

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Sunimalee Madurawala 2016
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Weerasinghe M. and Bandara S. (2015), “Health and Socio-Economic Determinants of Malnutrition in the Plantation Sectors in Sri Lanka: A Review” IPS Working Paper Series No. 21, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.

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Weerasinghe M. and  Samanthi Bandara 2015
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Weerasinghe M., Bandara S.  and Sanoon M.,  (2015), “An Assessment of the Implementation of Guidelines in School Canteens: A Case Study from the Western Province of Sri Lanka”, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka in collaboration with Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka

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Weerasinghe M., Samanthi Bandara  and Sanoon M. 2015
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Samarasinghe, S., Bandara S., Madurawala, S.  (2015), “Policy Reforms for the Health Sector in Sri Lanka”, State of the Economy Report 2015, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka

 

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Samarasinghe, S., Samanthi BandaraSunimalee Madurawala 2015
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Transforming Health Care Delivery in Sri Lanka 

 

 

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G D Dayaratne  2015
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Health and Socio-economic Determinants of Malnutrition in the Plantation Sector of Sri Lanka: A Review

 

 

 

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By Manuj C Weerasinghe and Samanthi Bandara
2015
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An Assessment of the Implementation of Guidelines in School Canteens: A Case Study from the Western Province of Sri Lanka 

 

 

 

 

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Manuj C Weerasinghe,Samanthi Bandara,and Munsif Sanoon 2015
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Bandara S. and Hirumuthugodage D., (2014), “Changing Lifestyles in Asia: Food Habits and Health Risks” State of the Economy Report 2014, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.    

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Samanthi Bandara , Hirumuthugodage D.   2014 
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Bandara S. (2014), “Development Perspective of Healthcare Financing Policy for Sri Lanka”, Australasian Medical Journal, [2014, 7, 2, 83-135] pp 121.

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 Samanthi Bandara 2014 
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Bandara S., Madurawala S., and Jayaratna N.) (2014) “Intersectoral Action for the Health in Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Public Policies in Sri Lanka: Health in All Policies”, Australasian Medical Journal, [2014, 7, 2, 83-135] pp103.

 

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Samanthi Bandara , Sunimalee Madurawala and Jayaratna N. 2014
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Health Statistics 2013 

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IPS Research Team

2014

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Can People in Sri Lanka's Estate Sector Break Away from Poor Nutrition: What Cases Malnutrition, and How it Can be Tackled

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Priyanka Jayawardena

 

2014

 

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Sri Lanka National Health Accounts 2010 – 2011 

 

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IPS Research Team 2014
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Sri Lanka National Health Accounts 2005 - 2009  ( P/C)

 

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IPS Research Team  2014
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Bandara S. (2013), “Emerging Health Challengers of Non-Communicable Diseases”, State of the Economy Report 2013, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, pp 179-186.

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Samanthi Bandara 2013
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Health Statistics 2012 

 

 

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IPS Research Team 2012 
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Bandara S. (2011), “Social Determinants of Health”, State of the Economy Report 2011, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, pp 174-181. 

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Samanthi Bandara 2011
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Health Statistics 2010 

 

 

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IPS Research Team 2011
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Bandara S., Mallikamas S., Perera H.S.R., and Samarage S.M., (2010), Cost Analysis of “Samadigama” Primary Health Care Unit in Sri Lanka” , Refereed Abstract Publication of the 10th South East Asia Regional Scientific Meeting of the International Epidemiological Association, 2010

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Samanthi Bandara 2010
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Sri Lanka National Health Accounts 2003 – 2004 

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 IPS Research Team  2008 
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Sri Lanka National Health Accounts  2000 - 2002 

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IPS Research Team  2005 
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Sri Lanka National Health Accounts: Sri Lanka National Health Expenditures 1990-1999 

 

 

 

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Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Welfare and Institute of Policy Studies  2002 
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WHO Fairness in  Financing Study: Estimates  for Sri Lanka 1995/96  Using WHO Methodology, OP#15 ( P/ C) 

 

 

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T. Dorabawila, S. De Silva, J. Mendis, R.P. Rannan-Eliya   2001
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Operating Efficiency of Public Health Facilities in Sri Lanka: Measurement and Institutional Determinants of Performance  ( P/ C) 

 

 

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A. Somanathan, K. Hanson, T. Dorabawila and B. Perera   2000
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A Preliminary Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Health  Sector and Steps Forward ( P/ C) 

 

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W. Hsiao and IPS Health Policy Programme  2000 
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Expenditures for Reproductive Health Services in Egypt and Sri Lanka, OP#13 ( P/C) 

 

 

 

 

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R.P. Rannan-Eliya, P. Berman, E.E. Eltigani, I. de Silva, A. Somanathan, and V. Sumathiratne   2000
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Monitoring the 20/20 Compact Budget and Aid Restructuring in Sri Lanka  ( P/C ) 

 

 

 

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 R.P. Rannan-Eliya, D. Senagama, D. Weerakoon and H. Aturupane  1999
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Estimation of Confidence Intervals for Estimates of National Health Expenditures Derived from Health Accounting Studies, OP#14  ( P/ C) 

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R.P. Rannan Eliya and A. Somanathan  1999 
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Bangladesh Health Facility Efficiency Study Report, OP#12 ( P/ C) 

 

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R.P. Rannan Eliya and A. Somanathan  1999 
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Economic Impacts of  Demographic Ageing with Special Emphasis on Sri Lanka and Old Age Income Security, OP#1 ( P/ C) 

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R.P. Rannan Eliya  1999 
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Estimates of Domestic  Health Expenditures 1989/90 to 1996/1997, Hong Kong SAR, People’s Republic of China, OP#10  ( P/ C) 

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IPS HPP  1998 
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Provisional Functional  Classification System for Domestic Health Accounts of Hong Kong SAR, People’s Republic of China, OP#9 ( P/C ) 

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IPS HPP  1998 
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Review of International NHA Approaches and Proposed Conceptual Framework for Sri Lanka National Health Accounts, OP#8  ( P/C ) 

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IPS HPP  1998 
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Provisional Conceptual Framework for Sri Lanka National Health Accounts, OP#7 ( P/ C)

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IPS HPP  1998 
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Ageing and Pensions, OP#5 ( P/ C)

 

 

 

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 R.P. Ranan-Eliya, N. de Mel, E. Ramachandra and D. Senagama 1998 
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Organization and Financing of Public Sector Health Care Delivery in Sri Lanka: The Need for Radical Change ( P/C ) 

 

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 Shelton Wanasinghe and Harshitha Gunaratna  1997
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Responses to Population Ageing:  A Review of International Experience, OP#4  ( P/ C) 

 

 

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R.P. Rannan-Eliya, N. de Mel, E. Ramachandran and D. Senagama  1997 
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Analysis of Private Health Insurance in Sri Lanka : Findings and Policy Implications, OP#3 ( P/C )

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R.P. Rannan-Eliya  1997 
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Results from the IPS/Harvard Public Opinion Poll on User Fees, OP#2 ( P/ C) 

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R.P. Rannan-Eliya   1996 
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 Results of Private Health Insurance Study, OP#1 ( P/ C) 

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R. P. Rannan-Eliya and N. de Mel  1996 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beyond Twenty Million: Projecting the Population of Sri Lanka 2001/2081

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W. Indralal De Silva 

 

2007 

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Population ageing, Policy Reponses and Options to Extend Retirement Coverage :
Case Study of Sri Lanka

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Nirosha Gamaniratne  2007 
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Assessment of the Pension and Social Security Benefit Scheme for the
self-employed persons in Sri Lanka

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Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya  2003 
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Assessment of the Farmers’ and Fishermen’s’ Pension and Social
benefits Schemes in Sri Lanka

 

 

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Vindya Eriyagama
Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya

 
2003 
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Assessment of the Employees’ Provident Fund in Sri Lanka 

 

 

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Vindya Eriyagama
Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya

 
2003 
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Designing Retirement – Income – Security Arrangements:
Theory Issues and Applications to Sri Lanka

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Nishan. C. De Mel  2000 
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Population Projections for Sri Lanka: 1991-2001 

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W. Indralal De Silva  1997 
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Labour and the Numbers Racket – An Analysis of Labour Market
Information in Sri Lanka

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Terrence F. Kelly  1993 
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A Strategy of Skills – Development and Employment
Policy in Sri Lanka

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Terrence F. Kelly  1992
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Rural Non-Farm Employment Problems, Issues and Strategies 

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Buddhadasa Hewavitharana  1992 
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A Statistical Overview of Employment and Unemployment Trends 

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R. B. M. Korale  1992 
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The Pertinence and Value of Village Studies for the Analysis of
Rural Employment and Unemployment

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Jayantha Perera  1992 
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Women Skill Development and Employment 

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Swarna Jayaweera 1991 
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Capital Transfers and Investments in Non-Farm Activities 

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Nimal A. Fernando  1990 
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Employment Consequences of Alternative Stabilization/ Adjustment Measures:
The Case of Sri Lanka 1970-1985

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Purnima Rajapakse  1990 
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The Employment Consequences of Alternative Development Strategies in Sri Lanka

 

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Chandra Rodrigo  1990 
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Issues Concerning Women’s Employment in Asia: An Overview 

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Rekha Wazir  1990 
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The Extent and the Nature of the Structural Mismatch in the
Domestic Labour Market

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Godfrey Gunatilleke  1990 
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Non-Farm Employment in the Settlement Sector in Sri Lanka with Special
Reference to the Mahaweli Development Program

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D. J. Bandaragoda  1990 
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Educational Opportunities for the Poor in Sri Lanka: Assessing Spatial Disparities 

 

 

 

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Ganga Tilakaratna,
Ayodya Galappattige,
Ruwan Jayathilaka,
Ramali Perera

 
2008