Poverty is one of the main reasons children leave school early. This in turn increases the level of poverty, and worse, keeps the poor trapped in a poverty cycle. Education is the key to escaping this poverty trap. Thus, the author takes a closer look at how lives of the poor could be improved by keeping children in school.
While Sri Lanka has been performing impressively with regard to human development, especially in terms of health and education, there are still a few major concerns that need urgent attention. This article by Wimal Nanayakkara examines the ways in which these concerns can be addressed to achieve better levels of human development and living standards.
Poverty is a significant indication of a nation’s human development and social economic status. As such, eradicating extreme poverty and reducing all dimensions of poverty is an important Sustainable Development Goal. This article by Wimal Nanayakkara looks at the status of poverty in Sri Lanka, based on different poverty lines, both national and global. The estimates are based on the “Household Income and Expenditure Survey-2012/13” (HIES-12/13), conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS).
This article explores measures that can be taken to achieve the SDG targets reducing incidence of poverty by half and eradicating extreme poverty, which came into effect this year, by 2030.
From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals: Is Sri Lanka Ready for the Next Step?
This article highlights the steps that can be taken in order to successfully achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, which came in to effect at the start of 2016, and aimed to be achieved by 2030.