Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2000

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ISBN

955-9122-88-6

Published Year

2000

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US $ 15
Table of Contents
Policy Perspectives
Economic Performance
Introduction
Output Growth
Government Finances
Savings and Investment
Interest Rates and Inflation
Unemployment
Balance of Payments
Outlook
International Economics Environment
Overview
Outlook of OECD Economies
Emerging Economies
World Trade
Implications of Developments in the External Environment for Sri Lanka
Conclusion
Plantation Restructuring: New Challenges
Introduction
Implications of Liberalizing Tea Imports on the Tea Sector
Overview
The Performance of the Tea Sector in 1999 and Future Prospects
The Stakeholder Arguments
ConclusionThe Rubber Sector: Recent Trends, Current Issues and Future Prospects
Introduction
Production Trends
Current Issues
Strategies for Achieving Competitiveness
Conclusion

Social Welfare, Labour and Productivity in the Plantations Sector
Introduction
Determinants and Trends in Labour Supply and Productivity
Development of Social Welfare in the Estate Sector
Social Welfare in the Estate Sector after Privatization
Conclusion

Emerging Issues in the Economic Development Process

Introduction
The Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture and its Implications for Sri Lanka
Introduction
Overview of the Sri Lankan Agriculture Sector
Domestic Intervention in the Agriculture Sector
Trade Policies in Agriculture
Impact of the AOA on Sri Lanka
The Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards
Costs and Benefits Arising from the Implementation of the AOA
Sri Lanka and the WTO 2000 Negotiations
Conclusion
WTO and Textile and Garment Sector: Implications for Sri Lanka
Introduction
Rationale for the Agreement on Textile and Clothing (ATC)
Performance of the Garment Sector in Sri Lanka
Threats to Sri Lanka’s Garment Industry
The Challenges Leading up to 2005
Conclusion

Sri Lanka’s Health Care System: Achievements, Problems and Challenges

Introduction
The Current System and its Performance
Achievements and Problems
Problems and Challenges
Conclusion

Issues on Governance

Introduction
Public Policy Management
Institutional Arrangements
Ineffective Governance
A Reform Agenda

Poverty Alleviation Interventions: Cooperation between State and Civil Society Institutions

Introduction
Pressures to Cooperate
Conclusion

Prospects
Diary of Events
Tables of Economic Indicators