Special Features and Interviews

How Can we Create More and Better Jobs in Sri Lanka? – What the Public had to Say

Following a recent panel discussion on “More and Better Jobs” hosted by the IPS and the World Bank, we decided to seek the views of a wider community on this subject, by creating an innovative online platform on Google Moderator where people from across the country and beyond could join the discussion by posting their ideas and comments, as well as voting on others. We asked the online community – “How can we create more and better jobs in Sri Lanka?”, and received over three dozen valuable ideas. In this article we present some of them, covering several key issues.

Making Numbers Matter to People: Lessons from “OWS” for Researchers?

This first post in our new ‘The Note Pad’ category discusses the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement’s ability to take a critical economic issue to the broader public and what lessons it may hold for socio-economic policy researchers….

Post-conflict Growth: Making it Inclusive

> The IPS launched its ‘Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2011’ report yesterday (19th October 2011) at its first Annual National Conference at the IPS Auditorium, in the presence of two Senior Ministers of the Cabinet. This year’s report …

Korea Calling: Results from a Snap Survey of Job Seekers and Issues of Youth Unemployment

> By Anushka Wijesinha (Research Economist), Roshini Jayaweera (Research Officer), Nethmini Perera (Research Assistant) and Nisha Arunatilleke (Research Fellow) – IPS Over 4,000 youth gathered along Havelock Road near the Police Field Force Headquarters on Monday to apply for jobs …

Accelerating Economic Growth in Sri Lanka

> Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director – IPS, delivered the Dr. N.M. Perera’s 106th Birth Anniversary Memorial Lecture at the Dr. N.M. Perera Centre on the 6th of June 2011. (This synopsis appears exclusively in the Daily FT of Friday …

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