IPS research on Human Resources for Sustained Development addresses the constraints to strengthening Sri Lanka’s human resources to meet the changing demands of a globalized economy. Improving access to high quality tertiary level education, meeting gaps in the quality and access to general education, and addressing health concerns such as nutrition and prevalence of NCDs are important to ensure success in education and greater productivity in work life. The challenges are compounded by demographic transitions reflected in a shrinking working age population and a growing older population that require improvements in productivity and labour force participation rates.

Publications
Tilakaratna, G., Nanayakkara, M., Madurawala, S., Jayaratne, S., Wickramasinghe, K. (2017), National Level Implications of SDG Implementation: The Case of Sri Lanka, Occasional Paper Series 41, Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals, Bngladesh, Dhaka.

Ganga TilakaratnaWimal NanayakkaraSunimalee Madurawala, Suwendrani Jayaratne and Kanchana Wickramasinghe

Challenges for Free Health Care in a Neo-Liberal Economic EnvironmCensus of Private, Co-operative and Estate Hospitals Surveyent – Sri Lanka Experience

G D Dayaratne
2016

Manufacturing Progress? Employment Creation in Sri Lanka

Bruce Byiers, Florian Kratke, Priyanka Jayawardena, Laura Rodrigues and Anushka Wijesinha,
2015

An Assessment of the Implementation of Guidelines in School Canteens: A Case Study from the Western Province of Sri Lanka

Manuj C Weerasinghe,Samanthi Bandara, Munsif Sanoon
2015

Attracting More into the Labour Force for Inclusive Growth: Trends Issues and Concerns of Female Labour Force Participation in Sri Lanka

Sunimalee Madurawela
2014

Gender Equality and Empower Young Women’ in ‘Youth and Development: Realizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for Sri Lankan Youth’

IPS Research Team
2014

Health Statistics 2013

IPS Research Team
2014

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

Priyanka Jayawardena
2014

Sri Lanka National Health Accounts 2005 – 2009 ( P/C)

 

IPS Research Team
2014

School Funding Formulas in Sri Lanka

Nisha Arunatilake, Priyanka Jayawardena
2013

Health Statistics 2012

IPS Research Team
2012

Health Statistics 2010

IPS Research Team
2011

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

Ganga Tilakaratna, Ayodya Galapattige, Ruwan Jayathilaka and Ramali Perera 2008
Sri Lanka National Health Accounts 2003 – 2004 IPS Research Team 2008
Beyond Twenty Million: Projecting the Population of Sri Lanka 2001/2081
W. Indralal De Silva
2007

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

Nirosha Gamaniratne
2007

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

Shelton Wanasinghe
2003

Sri Lanka National Health Accounts: Sri Lanka National Health Expenditures 1990-1999

Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Welfare and Institute of Policy Studies
2002

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

Laksiri Jayasuriya
1995

Monitoring the 20/20 Compact Budget and Aid Restructuring in Sri Lanka ( P/C )

R.P. Rannan-Eliya, D. Senagama, D. Weerakoon and H. Aturupane
1999

Bangladesh Health Facility Efficiency Study Report, Bangladesh Health Facility Efficiency Study Report, OP#12 ( P/ C

R.P. Rannan Eliya and A. Somanathan
1999

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

IPS HPP
1998

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

R.P. Ranan-Eliya, N. de Mel, E. Ramachandra and D. Senagama
1998

Organization and Financing of Public Sector Health Care Delivery in Sri Lanka:

The Need for Radical Change ( P/C )
Shelton Wanasinghe and Harshitha Gunaratna
1997

Responses to Population Ageing: A Review of International Experience, OP#4 ( P/ C)

R.P. Rannan-Eliya, N. de Mel, E. Ramachandran and D. Senagama
1997

Analysis of Private Health Insurance in Sri Lanka : Findings and Policy Implications, OP#3 ( P/C )

R.P. Rannan-Eliya
1997

Results from the IPS/Harvard Public Opinion Poll on User Fees, OP#2 ( P/ C)

R.P. Rannan-Eliya
1996

Results of Private Health Insurance Study, OP#1 ( P/ C)

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

Case Study of Sri Lanka
Assessment of the Pension and Social Security Benefit Scheme for the

Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya
2003

Self-employed persons in Sri Lanka
Assessment of the Farmers’ and Fishermen’s’ Pension and Social

Vindya Eriyagama
2003

Benefits schemes in Sri Lanka

Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya

Assessment of the Employees’ Provident Fund in Sri Lanka

Vindya Eriyagama
2003

Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya Designing Retirement – Income – Security Arrangements:

Nishan. C. De Mel
2000

Population Projections for Sri Lanka: 1991-2001

W. Indralal De Silva
1997

Labour and the Numbers Racket – An Analysis of Labour Market

Terrence F. Kelly
1993

Information in Sri Lanka
A Strategy of Skills – Development and Employment

Terrence F. Kelly
1992

The Pertinence and Value of Village Studies for the Analysis of

Jayantha Perera
1992

Employment Consequences of Alternative Stabilization/ Adjustment Measures:

Purnima Rajapakse
1990

Non-Farm Employment in the Settlement Sector in Sri Lanka with Special

D. J. Bandaragoda
1990

“Study on the Impact of Labour Legislation on Labour Demand in Sri Lanka” (with R. Gunatilaka), Department of National Planning, Ministry of Finance and Planning, 1997

Kelegama, S.,
1997

Challenges to the Sri Lankan Labour Market“Equity in Access for Education and Health” in Economic Review, Research Department People’s Bank, Vol. 37, No. 11 & 12, pp 20-24

Arunatilake, N. (2012),
2012

Macroeconomic policy for Full and Productive Employment and Decent Work for All: Sri Lanka Country Study. Employment Sector. Employment Working Paper No. 110. International Labour Office, Geneva, Switzerland.

Arunatilake, N. and D. Weerakoon, 2011,
2012

Background study on “Review of Active Labour Market Programmes in Sri Lanka” in the Regional Flagship Report: More and Better Jobs in South Asia, World Bank

Arunatilake, N., Jayaweera, R., and Wijesinha, A., (2011),
2011

“Ageing and Labour Market Participation of Oldworkers in Sri Lanka”Journal of Population Ageing.Vol 4(3). P.141-163. Advanced online Publication. (DOI) 10.1007/s12062-011-9045-5

Arunatilake, N., Vodopivec M. and Arunatilake, N., 2011,
2011

“Equity in Education and Health Services in Sri Lanka” in “Equity and Well-Being: Measurement and Policy Practice”

 

edited by Hyun Hwa Son., Routledge, Oxon
Arunatilake, N., P. Jayawardena, 2011,
2012

“Sri Lanka: Migration, Remittances and Development ” in “Migration Remittances and Development in South Asia” edited by

 

Saman Kelegama, Sage publishers, New Delhi.
Arunatilake, N., Priyanka Jayawardena, and Dushni Weerakoon, 2011,
2011

“Labour Market Trends and Outcomes in Sri Lanka” in The Challenges of Youth Employment in Sri Lanka, Gunatilake, R., M. Mayer, and M. Vodopivec (eds.), World Bank, Washington, D. C. and International Labour Organization, Geneva

Arunatilake, N. and P. Jayawardena (2010),
2011

“Employment in the Knowledge Economy of Sri Lanka”, Economic Review, Vol. 36, Nos. 5 & 6, People’s Bank, Colombo.

Arunatilake, N. (2010),
2010

“The Labour Market Institutions, Ageing, and Elderly Welfare in Sri Lanka” in Demographics, Employment and Old Age Security , Moneer Alam and Armando Barrientos (eds.), Macmillan, New Delhi

Arunatilake, N. (2010),
2010

Explaining Labour Market Imbalance in Sri Lanka – Evidence from Jobsnet Data” in The Challenges of Youth Employment in Sri Lanka, Gunatilake, R., M. Mayer, and M. Vodopivec ((eds.), World Bank, Washington, D.C. and International Labour Organization, Geneva.

Arunatilake, N. and P. Jayawardena (2010),
2010

“Why People Choose to Participate in the Informal Sector in Sri Lanka”, The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 53, No.2, p 225-250.

Arunatilake, N. and P. Jayawardena (2010),
2010Manoj Thibbotuwawa

“Formula Funding and Decentralized Management of Schools – Has it Improved Resource Allocation in Schools in Sri Lanka?”- International Journal of Educational Development

Arunatilake, N., and P. Jayawardena,
2010

“Challenges to the Sri Lankan Labour Market”, in Labour Issues in Development, National Association for Trade Union Research and Education

Arunatilake, N., 2009,
2009

“Demogr
Employment in the Knowledge Economy of Sri Lanka”, Economic Review aphicIssues Concerning Women’s Employment in Asia: An Overview

Arunatilake, N., 2009,
2009

Review: “Labour Markets Regulation and Deregulation in Asia (Experience in Recent Decades)” in Caroline Brassard and Sarthi Acharya (eds.), South Asia Economic Journal, Vol. 9 No. 1, 2008

Arunatilake, N.
2008

“Will Formula Based Funding and Decentralized Management Improve School Level Resources in Sri Lanka?”

(with Priyanka Jayawardena), PMMA Working Paper 2008 – 12, Poverty and Economic Policy Research Network, 2008.
Arunatilake, N.,
2008

“Analysis of the Fisheries Sector in Sri Lanka

 

” (with Asha Gunawardena, Dilhani Marawila, Parakrama Samaratunga, Athula Senaratne, and Manoj Thibbotuwawa), USAID Micro Report #100, 2008.
Arunatilake, N.,
2008

“The Impact of Population Aging on the Labor Market: The Case of Sri Lanka” (with Milan Vodopivec), IZA Discussion Paper No. 3456, 2008.

Arunatilake, N.,
2008

“Issues Relating to Preventing of Child Labour in Sri Lanka” (with R. de Silva) in Gamini Herath et al. (eds.), Child Labour in South Asia, Ashgate Publishing Limited, Burlington, U.S.A., 2007.

Arunatilake, N.,
2007

“Economic Challenges of Post-Tsunami Reconstruction in Sri Lanka”

 

(with D. Weerakoon, S. Jayasuriya and P. Steele), ADBI Discussion Paper No. 75, 2006
Arunatilake, N.,
2007

“Education Participation in Sri Lanka – Why All are Not in School”, International Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 45 No. 3, 2006.

Arunatilake, N.,
2006

“The Economics of Tobacco in Sri Lanka” (with M. Opatha), Economics of Tobacco Control, Health, Nutrition and Population Discussion Paper No. 12, World Bank, Washington, D.C, U.S.A., 2003.

Arunatilake, N.,
2006

Overview of Education Budgeting and Resource Allocation Processes in Sri Lanka”, Commonwealth Education Fund

Arunatilake N. and de Silva R., 2005,
2005

“Economic Consequences of Internal Conflict” in Conflict Resolution and Peace Building in Sri Lanka Edited by V.R. Raghavan and Karl Fischer, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi.

Arunatilake N.,, 2005,
2005

“An Economic Analysis of Tobacco Demand in Sri Lanka”, Sri Lanka Economic Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2002.

Arunatilake, N.,
2002

“The Effect of Housing on Labour Performance in Estates”, Programme Support Group, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka, 2002.

Arunatilake, N.,
2002

“Economic Impacts of Estate Welfare Programmes” in Human Perspectives in the Plantation Sector Eds Kamphuis H.E.B. and B. Sivaram, Programme Support Group, Battaramulla.

Arunatilake N.,, 2001
2001

“The Economic Costs of the Sri Lankan Civil War: The Case of Sri Lanka”
(with S. Jayasuriya and S. Kelegama), World Development, Vol. 29 No. 9, 2001.

Arunatilake, N.,
2001

“Economic Impacts of Estate Welfare Programmes” in H.E.B. Kamphuis (eds.), Human Perspectives in the Plantation Sector, Programme Support Group, Battaramulla, 2001.

Arunatilake, N.,
2001

“Effectiveness in Improving Estate Labour Performance”, Sri Lanka Economic Journal, Vol. 2, No.1, 2001.

Arunatilake, N.,
2001

“Would a Reduction in Trade Barriers Promote Intra-SAARC Trade? – A Sri Lankan Perspective” (with P. Rajapakse), Journal of Asian Economics, Vol.8 No.1, 1997.

Arunatilake, N.,
1997

Financial Inclusion, Regulation and Education in Sri Lanka” ADBI Working Paper 504 Series, Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo, Japan, November 2014.

Tilakaratna, G.,
2014

“Is Growth in South Asia Inclusive?”, SANEM Thinking Aloud, Volume 1, Issue 4, September 2014.

Tilakaratna, G.,
2014

Blog on “From MDGs to Post MDGs: Some Lessons from Sri Lanka” Post-2015.org – What Comes after the MDGs? website co-ordinated by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK

Tilakaratna, G.,
2014

Social Protection and MDGs in Sri Lanka: Implications for the Post 2015 Agenda” Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Goals, Occasional Paper No. 12, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Tilakaratna, G.,
2014

Manufacturing Progress? Employment Creation in Sri Lanka, London : Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

Jayawardena, P., Byiers. B, F. Kratke, , L. Rodrigues and A. Wijesinha, (2015),
2015

“Can People in Sri Lanka’s Estate Sector Break Away from Poor Nutrition?”, Health Economics Series No 1, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka

Jayawardena, P. (2014),
2014

“Underlying Causes of Child and Maternal Malnutrition in the Estate Sector of Sri Lanka”, Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol 02, No. 03, pp. 241-255.

Jayawardena, P.,
2014

“Healthy Youth for Development” in “Youth and Development, Realizing the Millennium Development Goals for Sri Lankan Youth”, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development/Sri Lanka Youth National Youth Services Council & Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.

Jayawardena, P. (2014)
2014

“Education for Youth” in “Youth and Development, Realizing the Millennium Development Goals for Sri Lankan Youth”, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development/Sri Lanka Youth national youth services council & Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.

Jayawardena, P. (2014)
2014

“Socio-Economic Determinants and Inequalities in Childhood Malnutrition in Sri Lanka”, Well-Being and Social Policy Journal, Vol. 8 Number 1, pp. 1-22.

Jayawardena, Priyanka (2012)
2012

“Equity in Education and Health Services in Sri Lanka” in ” Equity and Well-Being Measurement and Policy Practice”, Ed Hyun Hwa Son, Routledge

Jayawardena, P., and Arunatilake. N (2011)
2011

“Migration, Remittances and Development in Sri Lanka” in “Migration, Remittances and Development in South Asia”, Ed Saman Kelegama Sage Publication Pvt Ltd

Jayawardena, P., Arunathilaka. N. and D. Weerakoon, (2011).
2011

“Labour M
Why People Choose to Participate in the Informal Sector in Sri Lanka
arkets Regulation and Deregulation in Asia (Experience in Recent Decades)” in Caroline Brassard and Sarthi Acharya (eds.), South Asia Economic Journal, Vol. 9 No. 1, 2008

Jayawardena, P., and N. Arunatilake (2010)
2010

“Labor Market Trends and Outcomes in Sri Lanka”, Gunatilaka. R, M. Mayer, and M. Vodopivec, eds., The challenge of youth employment in Sri Lanka. Washington, DC : The World Bank, pp: 19-48

Jayawardena, P. and N. Arunatilake(2010),
2010

“Explaining Labor Market Imbalance in Sri Lanka: Evidence from Jobsnet Data”, Gunatilaka. R, M. Mayer, and M. Vodopivec, eds., The challenge of youth employment in Sri Lanka. Washington, DC : The World Bank, pp: 69-88

Jayawardena, P. and N. Arunatilake (2010),
2010

“Formula Funding and Decentralized Management of Schools; Has it Improved Resource Allocation in Schools in Sri Lanka?”, International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 30 issue 1, pp. 44-53, January 2010

Jayawardena, P. and N. Arunatilake (2010),
2010

“The employees’ provident fund of Sri Lanka – Management and performance challenges in the investment of Fund” , Sri Lanka Labour Gazette, Vol. 59 No. 2 2008

Jayawardena, P. (2008),
2008

Health Statistics 2013

2014

Sri Lanka National Health Accounts 2005 – 2009

IPS Research Team,
2012

Health Statistics 2010
2011
Sri Lanka National Health Accounts 2003-2004

IPS Research Team 2008,
2008

Health Statistics 2007

2008

Female Employment for Inclusive Growth: Trends, Issues and Concerns of Female Labour Force Participation in Sri Lanka, Working Paper, Labour Economics Series No. 16. Colombo, Institute of Policy Studie

Madurawala S., (2014),
2014

“Gender Equality and Empower Young Women” in “Youth and Development: Realizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for Sri Lankan Youth” by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skill Development

Madurawala S., (2014),
2014

“Making Women More Participatory in the Process of Economic Development” , in IPS (eds), Sri Lanka State of the Economy Report (SOE) 2013, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka: Colombo. (IPS publication; ISBN 978-955-8708-77-4)

Madurawala S., (2013),
2013

United Nations Development Programme Sri Lanka, (2012) “Sri Lanka Human Development Report 2012: Bridging Regional Disparities for Human Development”, UNDP, Colombo.

Madurawala S.,
2012

“Education and Health for Sustainable Growth ” , in IPS (eds), Sri Lanka State of the Economy Report (SOE) 2011, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka: Colombo. (IPS publication; ISBN 978-955-8708-68-2)

Madurawala S. and J. Jayawardene (2011),
2011

“Liberalising Health Services under SAARC Agreement on Trade in Services (SATIS): Implications for South Asian Countries”, South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS) Paper No. 24.

Madurawala S., F. Khatun, M. G. Ahamad, S. Chaturvedi, P. Sharma, C. Sapkota, A. Ahmed, A. Naveed, and G. D. Dayaratne (2011),
2011

Labour Force Participation of Women in Child Bearing Ages, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, Volume 11: 01-38, December

Madurawala S., (2009),
2009

“Determinants of Receipts of Environmental Awards and Certifications by Hotels in Sri Lanka: Experience from the Western Province”, Journal of Environment Professionals Sri Lanka, Vol 3, No 2, pp 41- 47

Wickramasinghe, K.,
2014

“19th Climate Change Conference – An Assessment”, Trade Insight, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2014.

Wickramasinghe, K.,
2014

“Sustainable Production and Consumption in Service Sectors: Case of Hotel Sector in Sri Lanka”, Economic Review, Vol. 39, Nos. 06 & 07 – 08, Aug/Nov 2013

Wickramasinghe, K.,
2013

Health and Socio-economic Determinants of Malnutrition in the Plantation Sector of Sri Lanka: A Review, Working Paper Series No. 21.

Bandara, G.V.S.D and Manuj C Weerasinghe (2015),
2015

Manuj C Weerasinghe and Munsif Sanoon (2015), An Assessment of the Implementation of Guidelines in School Canteens: A Case Study from the Western Province of Sri Lanka

Bandara, G.V.S.D,
2015

“Cost to Government Healthcare Services of Treating Acute Self-poisonings in a Rural District in Sri Lanka”, (with K. WickramasingheI; Paul Steele, A. Dawson, D. Dharmaratne, L. Senarathna, D. de Silva, K. Wijayaweera, M. Eddleston, F. Konradsen), Bulletin of World Health Organization, vol.87, No.3,2009.

Gunawardena A.,
2009

Labour Situation on Sri Lankan Tea Estates-A View to 2005

Dunham, David, Nisha Arunatilake and Roshan Perera (1997),
1997

Rural Non-Farm Employment: Some Conceptual Issues

Dunham, David (1992),
1992

Population Projections for Sri Lanka: 1991-2041

de Silva, W. Indralal (1997),
1997

Gunatilaka, Ramani (1999),
1999
Expenditures for Reproductive Health Services in Egypt and Sri Lanka, OP#13

Rannan-Eliya, R.P. , P. Berman, E.E. Eltigani, I. de Silva, A. Somanathan, and V. Sumathiratne (2000),
2000

Bangladesh Health Facility Efficiency Study Report, OP#12

Rannan Eliya, R.P. and A. Somanathan (1999),
1999

Ageing and Pensions, OP#5

Ranan-Eliya, R.P. , N. de Mel, E. Ramachandra and D. Senagama (1998),
1998

Responses to Population Ageing: A Review of International Experience, OP#4

Rannan-Eliya, R.P. , N. de Mel, E. Ramachandran and D. Senagama (1997),
1997

Rannan-Eliya, R.P. (1997),
1997
Results of Private Health Insurance Study, OP#1

Rannan-Eliya, R. P. and N. de Mel (1996),
1996

Labour and the Numbers Racket-An Analysis of Labour Market Information in Sri Lanka

Kelly, Terrence F. (1993),
1993

A Strategy of Skills –Development and Employment Policy in Sri Lanka

Kelly, Terrence F. (1992),
1992

Provisional Conceptual Framework for Sri Lanka National Health Accounts, OP#7

IPS HPP (1998 Revised – March 2001),
2001

Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Welfare and Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka National Health Expenditures 1990-1999

1999

WHO Fairness in Financing Study: Estimates for Sri Lanka 1995/96 Using WHO Methodology, OP#15

Dorabawila, T., S. De Silva, J. Mendis, R.P. Rannan-Eliya (2001),
2001

A Preliminary Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Health Sector and Steps Forward

Hsiao W. and IPS Health Policy Programme (2000),
2000

Rural Non-Farm Employment Problems, Issues and Strategies

Hewavitharana, Buddhadasa (1992),
1992

The Pertinence and Value of Village Studies for the Analysis of Rural Employment and Unemployment

Perera, Jayantha (1992),
1992

Women, Skill Development and Employment

Jayaweera, Swarna (1991),
1991

The Law and the Economic Status of Women

Goonesekera, Savitri (1990),
1990

The Employment Consequences of Alternative Development Strategies in Sri Lanka

Rodrigo, Chandra (1990),
1990

Issues Concerning Women’s Employment in Asia: An Overview

Wazir, Rekha (1990),
1990