IPS research on Poverty and Vulnerability examines the causes and determinants of socio-economic disparities across sectors and regions of Sri Lanka. A rapid population ageing, high levels of informality in the workforce, higher unemployment among youth and the educated, amongst others, are factors that impinge on social protection and skills and livelihood development through access to quality financial services for equitable growth outcomes. In addressing these challenges, recommended policies and programmes also need to be cognizant of SDG objectives and targets for the country.

Publications
Tilakaratna, G. and Sooriyamudali, C., 2018. Food-Based Social Assistance Programs in Sri Lanka: Evolution and Transition to Cash Transfers. In: Alderman, Harold; Gentilini, Ugo; Yemtsov, Ruslan. Eds. The 1.5 Billion People Question: Food, Vouchers, or Cash Transfers?. Washington, DC: World Bank, pp. 151-178.

Research Team: Ganga Tilakaratna, Chinthani Sooriyamudali

2018

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 Tilakaratna, Wimal Nanayakkara, Sunimalee Madurawala, Suwendrani Jayaratne and Kanchana Wickramasinghe

 

(2017)

 

Social Protection in Sri Lanka: Current Status and Effect on Labor Market Outcomes

Ganga Tilakaratna, Sahan Jayawardena
2015

Millennium Development Goals Country Report 2014 Sri Lanka

IPS Research Team
2015

Social Protection and the MDGs in Sri Lanka: Implications for the Post-2015 Agenda

Ganga Tilakaratna
2015

Millennium Development Goals (English/Sinhala/Tamil)

IPS/NCED/UNDP
2010

Livelihoods in Post-Tsunami Sri Lanka: “Building Back Better” (Sinhala)

Paul Steele
2006

Review of Literature Linking Macroeconomic Policies to Household Welfare in Sri Lanka

Niranjana Gunetilleke
2000

Sri Lankan Welfare State: Retrospect & Prospect

Laksiri Jayasuriya
1995

“Financial Inclusion, Regulation and Education in Sri Lanka”, ADBI Working Paper Series, No. 504

(November 2014) (with Ganga Tilakaratna).
Kelegama, S.,
2014

“SAARC’s Encounter with Poverty Alteration: Looking Back to Look Beyond” in D. Bhattacharya and M. Rahman (eds.), Global Recovery, New Risks and Sustainable Growth: Repositioning South Asia, CPD, Publication, Bangladesh.

Kelegama, S. (2012)
2012

“Millennium Development Goals Country Report 2014 Sri Lanka”, United Nations Development Programme Sri Lanka, (2015), UNDP, Colombo.

Tilakaratne, G. and S. Madurawala
2015

“Microfinance and Multiple Borrowing in Sri Lanka: Another Microcredit Bubble in South Asia”, South Asia Economic Journal, March 2015, pp 46-63

Tilakaratne, G. and D. Hulme D.
2015

“Multiple Borrowing in the Sri Lankan Microfinance Sector”, Worldpoverty@manchester Briefing Series, Issue 19, September 2013, Brooks World Poverty Institute, Manchester, UK

Tilakaratne, G,
2013

Book review on “Why Nations Fail? The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty” by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson (2012), Trade Insight, Vol. 9. No.1. 2013, published by SAWTEE (Nepal)

Tilakaratne, G,
2012

“Economic and Political Empowerment of the Poor-Sri Lanka”, CPD – SACEPS Monograph Series 3, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS)

Tilakaratne, G, P. A. Samaratunga, R. Jayathilaka, D. Marawila, A. Galappattige, and R. Perera, 2009,
2006

Microfinance in Sri Lanka: A Household Level Analysis of Outreach and Impact on Poverty

(with U. Wickremasinghe and T. Kumara), Poverty and Social Welfare Series No. 7, IPS

Colombo, 2005.
Tilakaratne, G,
2005

Impact of Trade Liberalization on Poverty and Household Welfare in Sri Lanka” (with S. Jayanetti), Poverty and Social Welfare Series No. 6, IPS, Colombo, 2005

Tilakaratne, G,
2005

“Macroeconomic Policy Choices for Growth and Poverty Reduction: The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Poverty in Sri Lanka”

(with S. Jayanetti), North- South Institute (NSI), Canada, 2005
Tilakaratne, G,and N. Arunatilake,
2005

Review: “Our Future Our Responsibility: Road Map towards a Poverty Free South Asia”, Report of the Independent South Asian Commission on Poverty Alleviation (ISACPA, 2003), Sri Lanka Economic Journal, Vol. 5, No.2., 2004.

Tilakaratne, G,
2003

Review: “Human Development in South Asia 2001- Globalization and Human Development”, Report by the Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Center, South Asia Economic Journal, Vol.4, No.1, 2003.

Tilakaratne, G,
2003

“Millennium Development Goals Country Report 2014 Sri Lanka”, United Nations Development Programme Sri Lanka, (2015), UNDP, Colombo.

Madurawala, S. and Tilakaratne, G,
2015

Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka and United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP) (2010), “Millennium Development Goals, Sri Lanka Country Report 2008/2009”, (IPS publication; ISBN 978-955-8708-62-0)

Madurawala, S,
2010

“Inequity, Poverty and Development” (eds. with A.D.V.de S. Indraratna), Sri Lanka Economic Association, 2007.

Hirimuthugodage, D.
2007

“The Trade Poverty Nexus in Sri Lanka”, GITAM Review of International Business, Vol. 1, Issue 2

De Mel, D. 2009,
2010

Targeting and Distribution of Post-Tsunami Aid in Sri Lanka : A Critical Appraisal” (with Kanchana Wickramasinghe), Working Paper, South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics, Nepal, 2010.

Gunawardena A.,
2010

“Was Tsunami Aid Well Targeted? An Examination of Disaster Assistance in Sri Lanka”, Policy Brief, South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics, Nepal, 2010.

Gunawardena A.,
2010

“Targeting and Distribution of Post Disaster Aid : A Case of the Fishery Sector of Post- Tsunami Sri Lanka” in IPS Research Studies: Environmental Economic Policy Series, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka , Colombo, Sri Lanka

Gunawardena A.,
2010

“Social and Economic Impacts of Resettlement on Tsunami Affected Coastal Fishery Households in Sri Lanka” in Fernando, P., K. Fernando and M. Kumarasiri (eds). Forced to move –Involuntary Displacement and Resettlement: Policy and Practice, 8th Annual Symposium, Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA), Sri Lanka CEPA Publication.

Gunawardena A.,
2010

Social and Economic Impacts of Resettlement on Tsunami Affected Coastal Fishery Households in Sri Lanka

Gunawardena A. and K. Wickramasinghe(2009)
2009

“Status of Poverty in Sri Lanka: In a Perspective of Headship”, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2009.

Jayathilaka, M.D.R.K,
2009

“Economic and Political Empowerment of the Poor: Sri Lanka”, (.), Centre for Policy Dialogue and South Asia Centre for Policy Studies, Dhaka, 2009.

Jayathilaka, M.D.R.K ., Tilakaratne, G,, P. Samaratunga, D. Marawila, A. Galappattige, and R Perera,
2009

“Status of Poverty in Sri Lanka: In a Perspective of Headship” (in Sinhala), in R. Bandara (ed.), Development Issues, Contradiction and Policy Options, Social Scientist’ Association of Sri Lanka, 2009.

Jayathilaka, M.D.R.K .,
2009

“Alcohol and Poverty: Are they Related? Empirical Study from Sri Lanka’, Sri Lanka Economic Journal, Vol.8, No.1, 2008.

Jayathilaka, M.D.R.K.,
2008

“Economic Demographic Characteristics of Poor Female Headed Households in Sri Lanka”, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, 2008, Vol.9, No.1, 2008.

Jayathilaka, M.D.R.K.,
2008

Book Review: “SAARC Regional Poverty Profile 2003”, South Asia Economic Journal, Vol.6, No.1, 2005.

Jayathilaka, M.D.R.K. ,
2005

“Identification of the Poor in Sri Lanka: Development of Composite Index and Regional Poverty Lines” (with K.A.P Siddhisena), PEP Working Paper Series, 2006.

Jayathilaka, M.D.R.K. and K. A.P Siddhisena (2004),
2004

Assessment of the Pension and Social Security Benefit Scheme for the Self-Employed Persons in Sri Lanka

Eriyagama, Vindya and Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya (2003),
2003

Assessment of the Employees’ Provident Fund in Sri Lanka

Eriyagama, Vindya and Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya (2003),
2003

Governance Issues in Poverty Reduction in Sri Lanka

Wanasinghe, Shelton (2004),
2004

Towards A Poverty Free South Asian Our Future Our Responsibility

2005

Sri Lankan Welfare State: Retrospect & Prospect
Jayasuriya, Laksiri (1995),

1995