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Latest Edition of Talking Economics Digest Now Online! – Transitioning to a High Middle Income Economy

As Sri Lanka moves towards achieving high middle-income status, the country is faced with both challenges and opportunities. To leverage the maximum advantage presented by these favourable circumstances and overcome the

Improving Quality of Jobs in Sri Lanka: Can Exports be the Panacea?

Sri Lanka’s labour market has been riddled with persistent high informality, an unchanging low female labour force participation, and low quality of available jobs. Enhancing exports can be a solution to these intractable

Policies Pave the Way for Sri Lanka’s Economic Transformation Through Technology

IPS’ New Thinkers’ Symposium saw discussions at the Policy Hub focus on some of recent government initiatives aimed at creating an enabling environment for economic transformation in Sri Lanka through technology and

Technology and Economic Transformation: Is Sri Lanka Prepared to Ride the 4IR Wave?

Sri Lanka boasts of a relatively high literacy rate of 92 per cent amongst its population. However, its computer literacy rate is a meagre 27.5 per cent. In the context of the of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), if Sri