Research and Advocacy for Improved Sub-regional Business Climates

SMEs in Sri Lanka are the backbone of regional economic development and the business climate issues they face are distinct to what is captured at the national level. In the current phase of this project funded by The Asia Foundation, IPS conducted a survey of SMEs around the country together with the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka. The findings are being compiled into a research paper, coupled with a review of Asian initiatives taken to solve SME challenges like access to finance, technology, and business development.

Research team

Anushka Wijesinha


The Asia Foundation (TAF)

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