Poverty and Vulnerability
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Achieving Food Security: A Plausible Reality or a Pipedream for Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka has a long way to go when it comes to achieving food security for the nation. The Global Health Index (GHI) indicates a severe level of hunger in Sri Lanka. This blog examines the reasons for the lack of food security in Sri Lanka and gives policy recommendations to improve the situation.

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Regulating Microinsurance in Sri Lanka: Striking a Balance

Although microinsurance is considered a tool for addressing gaps in insurance coverage and a means of improving social safety nets in the country, the absence of a clear focus on microinsurance within insurance legislation continues to be an impediment. In this context, this article examines whether regulating microinsurance is a necessity or whether it could discourage the industry’s progress.

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Human Development: Sri Lanka’s Achievements and Challenges

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.

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Microinsurance in Sri Lanka: Big Opportunities, Small Outreach

Even though most Sri Lankans, especially those in poor and rural communities, are vulnerable to various types of risks, the demand for insurance is significantly low. This article by Manoj Thibbotuwawa examines microinsurance as an alternative to regular insurance and provides recommendations to make microinsurance schemes more viable in Sri Lanka.

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Status of Poverty in Sri Lanka Based on Different Poverty Lines

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).