Poverty, Household Income/Expenditure and Inequality in Sri Lanka: Trends, Issues and Options

03 June 2019
Parliament Complex, Sri Lanka

IPS Senior Visiting Fellow, Wimal Nanayakkara, recently made a presentation on ‘Poverty, Household Income/Expenditure and Inequality in Sri Lanka: Trends, Issues and Options’, to the staff of the research unit of the Parliament, as a part of a project on Improving Capacity of the Parliament Research Unit for Evidence Based Decisions.

This training programme, held on 03 June 2019 at the Parliament premises, covered income poverty, multidimensional poverty, and persistent income inequality in Sri Lanka. The training also included the methodological aspects of estimating income poverty and multidimensional poverty.

The analysis was based mainly on the Household Income and Expenditure Surveys conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics.

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