Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2003

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ISBN

955-8708-19-4

Published Year

2003

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US $ 15
Table of Contents

•  Policy Perspectives
•  Macroeconomic Performance
◊   Introduction
◊   Output Growth
◊   Employment
◊   Fiscal Policy
◊   Monetary Policy
◊   Stock Market
◊   External Sector
◊   Conclusion
•  International Environment
◊   Introduction
◊   Developed Countries
◊   Developing Countries
◊   Trade
◊   Inflation
◊   Financial Markets and Capital Flows
◊   From Doha to Cancun
♦  Introduction
♦  Post-Doha Progress?
♦  Pre-Cancun 2003
♦  Post-Cancun 2003
◊   Implications of the International Environment for Sri Lanka
•  Garment Industry: Challenges and Prospects
◊   Introduction
◊   Current Situation
♦  Structural Distribution
♦  Top Export Destinations of Sri Lankan Apparel Exports
◊   Problems Faced
♦  Cost of Production Inputs in Textile and Apparel Sector in Sri Lanka
♦  Cost Utilities in Sri Lanka
♦  Clearing Charges for 20ft and 40ft Containers
◊   Export Markets
♦  US Policy on Textile Issues and the US Market
♦  EU Market
♦  Agreements Signed by Sri Lanka
◊   Challenges and Prospects
♦  Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC)
♦  Integration Programme
♦  Comparison of Access to Textile and Clothing Markets
♦  Global Scenario of Textile and Clothing Industry
♦  Apparel Quota and Non-Quota Export Performance
◊   Conclusion
•  Peace Dividend
◊   Introduction
◊   International Experience
♦  General Business Environment
♦  Government Budgetary Activities
♦  Foreign Finance
◊   Performance
♦  Defence Expenditure
♦  Growth of GDP
♦  Tourist Arrivals
♦  Business Confidence and Investment
♦  Foreign Aid
◊   Conclusion
•  Employment and Labour in Sri Lanka
◊   Introduction
◊   Labour Market Indicators
♦  Trends in Labour Supply
♦  Unemployment
♦  Productivity
♦  Wages and Earnings
◊   Trends in Labour Demand
♦  Informal Sector
◊   The Labour Market in Sri Lanka
♦  Labour Legislation
♦  Labour Market Institutions
♦  Labour Market Interventions
◊   Discussion and Policy Implications
•  General Education
◊   Introduction
◊   Content and Approach
◊   Teaching Staff
◊   Management Structure
◊   Financing
◊   Conclusion
•  Employment Effects of Privatization
◊   Introduction
◊   A Brief Overview of the Privatization Process
◊   Impacts of Privatization on Employment
◊   Safety Nets for Retrenched Workers: The Existing Scenario
◊   Challenges for the Future
•  Five Economic Zones (Regions) in Sri Lanka
◊   Introduction
◊   Provincial Councils and their Weaknesses
◊   Can the Five Economic Regions help Reduce Regional Disparities?
◊   Challenges Ahead
•  Zero Base Budgeting
◊   The Zero Base Concept
◊   The Zero Base Approach-Theory Vs Practice
◊   Sri Lanka’s Experience
◊   A New Initiative in Public Sector Rationalization
•  e-Sri Lanka
◊   What led to e-Sri Lanka?
◊   Vision and Objectives, and Programme for Implementation
◊   e-Sri Lanka-Current Progress and Some Related Issues
•  Labour Reforms
◊   Introduction
◊   Termination of Employment of Workmen Act (TEWA)
◊   Industrial Disputes Act (IDA)
◊   Recent Labour Legislation
◊   Conclusion
•  Prospects
•  Diary of Events July 2002-June 2003
•  Appendix A: Macroeconomic Indicators
•  Appendix B: Capital Market