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Child Poverty: Who are the Poorest Children in Sri Lanka?

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.

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Millennium Development Goals – Sri Lanka’s Achievements and Challenges Ahead

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.

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Addressing Issues of Social Protection to Enhance Equity in Sri Lanka

Marking the World Day of Social Justice 2015, Ganga Tilakaratna highlights four key issues of Sri Lanka’s social protection system that need to be addressed in order to reduce vulnerability and enhance equity.

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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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Getting Communities Involved in Sri Lanka’s Nature Tourism

Tourism-related community development in nature tourism should not be just about getting a few villagers to guide tourists, but must take a more meaningful and holistic approach, argues Kanchana Wickremasinghe