Governance

Economic Freedom: Involving Stakeholders in Improving the Business Regulatory Environment in Sri Lanka

>  By Ashani Abayasekara (Research Assistant)and Anushka Wijesinha (Research Economist) – IPS Economic freedom measures have ranked Sri Lanka above its neighbours in the region, but below some of its key competitor countries. To improve the business environment by addressing …

Role of the State in Socio-Economic Development: Some Issues to Consider for Sri Lanka

> by Malathy Knight (Research Fellow) & Anushka Wijesinha (Research Officer) – IPS  ‘The Economist’ of March 19th 2011 carried an article titled “Taming Leviathan: A Special Report on the Future of the State” (http://www.economist.com/node/18359896). We draw on selected policy …

Gemidiriya: A Model for Future Poverty Alleviation?

> Anneka de Silva, Jithendra Seneviratne and Ayodya Galappattige The Gemidiriya (village strength) Community Development and Livelihood Project was initiated in 2004 in response to the Sri Lankan government’s Poverty Alleviation Strategy of 2003. The project is based on the …

Corruption Risks in the Provision of Pharmaceutical Drugs in Sri Lanka

In recent months Sri Lanka’s health sector has come under heavy scrutiny, in particular, the provision of pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines. Provision of high quality medicines in a cost effective manner is of utmost importance in ensuring the good health …

The Sri Lankan Economy in the New Decade: What are the Policy Priorities?

The last decade was one of significant challenges for the Sri Lankan economy. It began with the economic contraction of 2001 (1.5% GDP contraction), following drought, terrorist attacks, the tsunami in December 2004, and finally, the global financial and economic …

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