Poverty is a significant indication of a nation’s human development and social economic status. As such, eradicating extreme poverty and reducing all dimensions of poverty is an important Sustainable Development Goal. This article by Wimal Nanayakkara looks at the status of poverty in Sri Lanka, based on different poverty lines, both national and global. The estimates are based on the “Household Income and Expenditure Survey-2012/13” (HIES-12/13), conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS).
Regulating Financial Services for the Poor in Sri Lanka: A Closer Look at the Long-Awaited Microfinance Act
This article reviews the Microfinance Act of Sri Lanka that came into effect in July 2016 and discusses its benefits and concerns.
This article explores measures that can be taken to achieve the SDG targets reducing incidence of poverty by half and eradicating extreme poverty, which came into effect this year, by 2030.
Measuring child poverty can no longer be lumped with general poverty assessments, which often focus solely on income levels. This article provides a brief analysis of total picture of incidence of child poverty at national level.
In this article, Wimal Nanayakkara takes a look at how far Sri Lanka has come in achieving the The Millennium Development Goals, as highlighted in the MDG Country Report 2014.