#SOE2017 Twitter Chat discusses Sri Lanka’s Economic Policy Direction

14 December 2017

Inconsistent policies, instability, and uncertainty that holds back private investment including Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs), the lack of competitiveness, gaps in disaster management, excessive red-tape, and inefficiencies in the labour market are some of the biggest constraints that are holding back Sri Lanka’s growth, says IPS researchers.

This was discussed during the #SOE2017 Twitter Chat, hosted by IPS (@TalkEconomicsSL) to unpack the findings of the Institute’s flagship report, ‘Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2017’, launched in October. The Twitter Chat, which was held on 14 December 2017, saw the participation of an expert panel of Research Fellows, Research Economists, Research Officers, and Research Assistants from IPS. The online discussion centered on Sri Lanka’s economic policy direction and recommendations.

Some of the areas that were discussed during the chat were trade, health, education, labour, tourism, environmental management, land policy, food security, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), poverty eradication, and agriculture.