Development

REFORMING A POST-WAR ECONOMY IN FOUR YEARS?

Can a country bring about economic reforms in just four years after a war? This article looks at post-war Georgia where the progress was transformative. She argues that while circumstances differ between countries, the Georgian case demonstrates that coherent and focused efforts can bring about significant transformation in just four years. Yet, sustaining the positive trajectory requires a focus beyond aggressive reform to also include important elements of economic governance and institutional strengthening.

Sri Lanka’s Middle-Income Transition: Thinking Beyond the “Optics”, to the “Mechanics”

‘The middle-income transition’ – a challenge that dozens of countries are grappling with and, as of late, is increasingly being spoken about in Sri Lanka as well. A recent business forum (by LBR-LBO) was one of the first private sector …

TE Digest Editorial – ‘What’s In Our Food?’

The ongoing crisis with imported milk products has made one thing clear – all of us need to pay closer attention to what is in the food we consume and take a greater interest in how it is sourced and produced. Globally, consumers are becoming more discerning – they are getting a lot smarter at identifying produce that is good for their health and places a lower burden on the environment. ‘Eating local’ and ‘going organic’ are no longer just buzzwords. The question of “what’s in our food?” is intrinsically linked to another question – “how do we grow what we eat?”…

A Comment on ‘New Educational Policies and Proposals’ for General Education in Sri Lanka

Despite impressive performance in access to education, issues of quality of education, access to higher levels of education and relevance of education has challenged the education sector in the recent past. In this regard, the initiative proposed in the New …

Biodiversity as a Cornerstone of Sustainable Development: A Sri Lankan Perspective

Marking International Day for Biodiversity today (22nd May), Dilani Hirimuthugodage looks at the Sri Lankan interventions in the wake of its ratification of the International Convention on Biological Diversity 19 years ago. She asserts that concrete steps must be taken soon if Sri Lanka is to safeguard its rich bio diversity, in the midst of the rapid development taking place.