Categories for Private sector development

Impact of GSP+ Withdrawal on Sri Lanka’s Exports to the EU

Sri Lanka benefits from GSP+, a special European Union (EU) trading arrangement. The GSP scheme is non-reciprocal, yet the beneficiaries... View Article

The Effects of Import Controls on Sri Lanka’s Exports and the Economy

This project will document the coverage and magnitude of the import controls imposed by the Government of Sri Lanka as... View Article

Global Competitiveness Report 2021

The Global Competitiveness Report, is an annual publication by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The report assesses institutions, policies, and... View Article

Estimating the Size of the Illicit Cigarette Market in Sri Lanka

An evidence-based assessment of illicit cigarette and beedi consumption trends in Sri Lanka is needed to convince policymakers to implement... View Article

Palm-oil Industry in Sri Lanka: An Economic Analysis

Sri Lanka spends a considerable amount of foreign exchange on edible oil imports. In 2020, around LKR 37 billion was... View Article

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): State of Play and a Survey of Stakeholder Perceptions in Sri Lanka

A recent study reports that the cumulative value of Chinese infrastructure investment to Sri Lanka amounted to USD12.1 billion between... View Article

Global Competitiveness Report 2019

The Global Competitiveness Report, is an annual publication by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The report assesses institutions, policies, and... View Article

Doing Good Index 2020

The Doing Good Index (DGI) examines the enabling environment for philanthropy and private social investment across 15 Asian economies. Composed... View Article

Social Media for Business: An Initial Scoping Exercise for Sri Lanka

As Sri Lanka steps into a phase of development where digitalisation of services is being prioritised (government services, business procedures,... View Article

Study on Recruitment Business Processes

Although attempts have been made to look into the costs that are borne by the migrant workers no comprehensive research... View Article