Dying to Work?: Why Health and Safety in the Work Place is an Important Economic Issue for Sri Lanka

This week ten workers in Bangladesh lost their lives in a deadly fire at a garment factory, another in a series of incident ranging from building collapses to fires that have claimed over 1,500 lives in the past year alone. …

‘Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2012′ e-book released

An e-book of the ‘Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2012’ containing summary information and visuals of the 7 key chapters is now available for free download. This e-book also contains links to a video presentation of the main highlights of the report.

Gender Equality in Human Development: What’s Holding Sri Lanka Back?

Fixing poor political representation and low labour force participation of women in Sri Lanka can boost the country’s human development indicators, argues Sunimalee Madurawala, Research Officer at IPS.   According to the Sri Lanka Human Development Report 2012, launched recently …

‘The Jobs Challenge’ – Videos from our Expert Voices Panel Discussion

For those of you who missed the ‘Talking Economics’ Expert Voices panel on “The Jobs Challenge” held in August, here it is in a three part video series. The event featured 5 interesting panelists sharing their expert views and around 50 audience members who actively engaged in the discussion and asked incisive questions.

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 …