Once the immediate COVID-19 crisis recedes, Sri Lanka has a very real opportunity to refashion its economic policy choices to determine the outcomes beyond COVID-19, and help greatly to mitigate risks of disruptive impacts from similar crises in the future. The disruptive impacts on incomes and livelihoods, particularly in the context of large numbers in informal employment, with inadequate social protection cover, elevate the risks of widening existing income disparities in Sri Lanka. The IPS’ annual flagship report Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2020 examines the policy contours of a country that builds back better from COVID-19, under the thematic focus of ‘Pandemics and Disruptions: Reviving Sri Lanka’s Economy COVID-19 and Beyond’.
State of the Economy 2020
IPS research staff team