Latest reports by the IPS on “Post Tsunami Reconstruction and Rehabilitation: Household Views on Progress and Process” and “Economic Challenges of Post Tsunami Reconstruction: Sri Lanka Two Years On” have been released in concurrence with the second year anniversary of the December 2004 tsunami. The reports have been prepared by a team of researchers from the IPS composed of Nisha Arunatilake, Paul Steele, Dushni Weerakoon, Kanchana Wickramasinghe and Priyanka Jayawardena.
The report on “Post Tsunami Reconstruction and Rehabilitation: Household Views on Progress and Process” is based on a survey carried out by the IPS in July 2006 on 600 households in 14 Grama Niladhari Divisions (GNDs) in 6 affected districts across the Southern and Eastern Provinces and present views on a broad range of issues including housing, livelihoods recovery, aid distribution, community cohesiveness, and disaster management.
This report is the latest of a series of reports that IPS has compiled on post-tsunami relief and reconstruction, and economic and social policy challenges.
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The latest report on “Economic Challenges of Post Tsunami Reconstruction: Sri Lanka Two Years On” attempts to contribute to the discussions and debates on appropriate policies for the medium term reconstruction effort. Emerging issues of concern include the efficiency with which resources have been mobilized, the effectiveness of delivering assistance and its coordination, and the gaps opening up in financing reconstruction and its implications for macroeconomic policy management.
The report has been prepared by a team of researchers at the IPS in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Japan.
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This workshop on livelihoods in post-tsunami Sri Lanka identifies ways to "build back better". The workshop included over 70 stakeholders from local and central government, NGOs, donors and the private sector working on livelihood issues. The workshop report and presentations highlight ways to improve livelihoods focusing on the fisheries sector, informal sector and ways to effectively benefit poor women and men".
The latest IPS Report titled, “Listening to those who Lost: Survey and Analysis of Rebuilding and Relocation of Tsunami Affected Households in Sri Lanka ” was launched recently at the IPS with a press briefing organized to introduce the report to the media. This report presents and analyses the views of Tsunami survivors on rebuilding, relocation and land issues, and will be freely available from the IPS website.