Poverty and Vulnerability
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Regulating Financial Services for the Poor in Sri Lanka: A Closer Look at the Long-Awaited Microfinance Act

This article reviews the Microfinance Act of Sri Lanka that came into effect in July 2016 and discusses its benefits and concerns.

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Can Sri Lanka Eradicate Poverty and Reduce Income Inequality by 2030?

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.

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Child Poverty: Who are the Poorest Children in Sri Lanka?

Measuring child poverty can no longer be lumped with general poverty assessments, which often focus solely on income levels. This article provides a brief analysis of total picture of incidence of child poverty at national level.

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Addressing Issues of Social Protection to Enhance Equity in Sri Lanka

Marking the World Day of Social Justice 2015, Ganga Tilakaratna highlights four key issues of Sri Lanka’s social protection system that need to be addressed in order to reduce vulnerability and enhance equity.

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Poverty and MDGs in Sri Lanka: What More Needs to be Done?

Special article marking International Day of Eradicating Poverty (17th October) Poverty – a condition where people’s basic needs for wellbeing are not being met – is a multidimensional issue that affects most, if not all, nations. Despite huge success in …