Food-based Safety Net (FBSN) programmess in Sri Lanka

The study analyses the evolution of FBSN programs in Sri Lanka such as food rations, food subsidies and food stamps since 1940s and the transition to cash transfers in recent years. It further examines the factors that led to the changes in Sri Lanka’s FBSN system over the past many decades and their implications. The study is part of a multi-country project which includes Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Sri Lanka and the USA as country case studies.

Research team

Ganga Tilakaratna
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Chinthani Sooriyamudali
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World Bank

Published Year

2015 – 2016