Strengthening the Textile and Clothing Industry in Sri Lanka

This study attempts to assess whether Sri Lanka has improved its competitiveness in both global and regional textile and clothing markets following the phasing-out of the Multi-Fibre Agreement (MFA) quota in 2005. It mirrors similar studies conducted across South Asian in four other countries. The study conducted by IPS evaluated strategies developed by firms in the industry to move up in global value chains, but also examined whether any potential exists for developing supply chains within the region.

Research team

Ashani Abayasekara
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Chandana Karunaratne


Asian Development Bank

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