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Sri Lanka’s Depreciating Rupee: Avoiding a Money-Go-Round

The Sri Lankan rupee (LKR) has depreciated by 10% in nominal terms by end September 2018, posing significant economy-wide risks in view of a hefty total external debt stock at 60% of GDP at end 2017. In this context, the

Contract Farming: A Way to Even the Playing Field?

Farmers in rural areas struggle with the lack of agricultural inputs, outdated technology used in agronomic practices, unpredictable weather, and difficulties in finding better markets with reasonable prices for their

Research-based Inputs: Key to Climate Adaptation in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka had climbed to the fourth place among countries most affected by extreme weather events in 2016, according to the Global Climate Risk Index (CRI). This means that appropriate climate policies are more important than

Dissecting Sri Lanka’s Post Conflict Growth: Is Sustainability Attainable?

Sri Lanka’s post-conflict development trajectory has been a story of mixed results. In the aftermath of the conflict, Sri Lanka adopted many strategies to improve livelihood opportunities and reduce poverty and inequality,