IPS carried out a study for the Ministry of Social Services, funded by the UNICEF. The study was carried out in the four poorest areas of the country. The poorest Divisional Secretariats of Batticaloa and Monaragala, both estate and non-estate sectors of Nuwara-Eliya, and the urban poor of Colombo were included in the study. It reviews the social protection for children and women as well as the effect of the global economic crisis on the poor.
Effects of the Global Financial Crisis on the Poor