Education, Jobs, and Youth
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Combating Labour Shortages by Mobilizing Sri Lanka’s Youth to Be Economically Active

Finding workers is increasingly becoming challenging in the Sri Lankan labour market. This article argues for improving education efficiency and quality as a means of overcoming this challenge.

02.01.2016

Persons with Difficulties in the Sri Lankan Labour Market

Based on recent study on labour market characteristics in Sri Lanka, this article suggests policies to improve labour market participation of persons with difficulties in the country.

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Sri Lanka’s Election Pledges: Do We Really Need that Many New Jobs?

With the general election just days away, all contesting parties have pledged new job opportunities. But does Sri Lanka need that many jobs? Or should the focus be on generating adequate good jobs?

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Sri Lanka Needs Equal Access to Science Education

Despite the high demand for science and technology skills in Sri Lanka, there’s a shortage in the supply of skills to meet the demand. This article identifies the reasons behind this and how those issues can be addressed.

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Networking and Information: Crucial Ingredients in Empowering Women Owned and Led Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Sri Lanka

In this special article to mark the Intentional Women’s Day Sunimalee Madurawala points out the importance of enhancing access to ‘information’ and ‘networking’ in order to empower women entrepreneurs.