Kanchana Wickramasinghe, Research Officer, IPS wins First Prize for the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development

Kanchana Wickramasinghe,  Research Officer, IPS  won the First Prize for the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) in the Global Development Awards and Medals Competition of the Global Development Network (GDN).  This year, 388 submissions from 72 countries had been received for the Competition.

The ORD is a competitive research grant programme that identifies and funds outstanding research proposals in developing countries and transition economies with high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues.  The winners were selected by an eminent jury at GDN’s 15th Annual Global Development Conference held in Accra, Ghana during 18-20 June, 2014, attended by over 500 practitioners in the field of development where finalists presented their proposals.  Kanchana’s research proposal was on “Demand for Climate Insurance by Dry Zone Farmers in Sri Lanka”.