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Latest Edition of Talking Economics Digest Now Online! – Financing for Development

The theme of the 13th Edition of the Talking Economics Digest focuses on ‘Financing for Development’ and calls for efficient fiscal policy reforms to achieve sustainable growth and to macroeconomic stability.

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Can We Produce Better Estimates of Urbanization in Sri Lanka?

This article argues the need to produce better estimates of Urbanization in Sri Lanka.

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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 …

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Asia’s Rise: Undoubted but not Unimpeded

The one defining feature of the shifts in economics, geopolitics and society taking place today, is the rise of Asia. What are the factors influencing this rise? And what lessons do they hold for Sri Lanka’s growth journey?

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‘What’s Unique About the WCY 2014 and What Happens Next?’ – Interview with Milinda Rajapaksha

As the World Conference on Youth comes to a close, many who were not directly or indirectly part of it are not sure what the conference was all about, why it is unique, what’s so important about it, and what happens after its conclusion. So, on the sidelines of the final day of the WCY 2014, Talking Economics caught up with someone who is ideally placed to give you this introduction – Milinda Rajapaksha, the National Director of the National Youth Services Council (NYSC) of the Government of Sri Lanka. Milinda played a lead role in Sri Lanka’s hosting of the WCY 2014, as a member of the International Youth Task Force (IYTF). In this 11-minute audio interview, Milinda talks about what the WCY 2014 is and what it is trying to achieve.

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