Unemployment

Towards Better Jobs in Sri Lanka

With the number of elderly dependents growing faster than the working age population, Sri Lanka will need to create fewer new jobs than it has historically done – just under 30,000 each year – for the next two decades. It is easier to absorb new entrants into jobs of lower productivity. However it will be more challenging, but critical, for Sri Lanka’s future success to meet its people’s rapidly rising aspirations by creating jobs of higher quality. This, then, is the crux of Sri Lanka’s employment challenge. Although the number of new jobs required to be created is less than before, their quality needs to be much better.

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 …

Realizing the Post-war Miracle: Challenges, Opportunities and Private Sector Leadership

> Key Perspectives by Dr. Anura Ekanayake – Immediate Past Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and IPS Governing Board Member By Anushka Wijesinha, Research Economist – IPS In this blog post, we bring to you some key quotes …