IPS Executive Director Speaks on Financing the BRI

12 – 13 June 2019
Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, China

IPS Executive Director, Dushni Weerakoon, attended the 7th China-South and Southeast Asia Think Tank Forum, organised by the Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, on 12 – 13 June 2019.

Dr. Weerakoon presented a paper on ‘Financing the BRI: Lessons from Sri Lanka’ at the session on Economic Cooperation between China and the Indian Ocean Countries and argued that while engagement with BRI held many economic opportunities for emerging economies like Sri Lanka, better transparency and accountability in infrastructure financing is essential for countries to be assured of reaping benefits.