Education, Jobs, and Youth

Korea Calling: Results from a Snap Survey of Job Seekers and Issues of Youth Unemployment

> By Anushka Wijesinha (Research Economist), Roshini Jayaweera (Research Officer), Nethmini Perera (Research Assistant) and Nisha Arunatilleke (Research Fellow) – IPS Over 4,000 youth gathered along Havelock Road near the Police Field Force Headquarters on Monday to apply for jobs …

Budget 2011: Preliminary Observations on Proposals for Improving Education

> The IPS research staff held an in-house discussion last week on the various proposals forwarded by the Budget 2011. This is the third in the series of posts containing some preliminary observations of the IPS researchers, and discusses the …

Revitalizing Sri Lanka’s Tertiary Education – The Need to Involve the Private Sector

> By Nisha Arunatilake, Research Fellow – IPS   In a bid to improve the quality of India’s higher education sector and to cater to a growing demand for skilled workers (consequent to  the rapid economic development), in late March …

How do demographic changes affect economic growth in Sri Lanka?

By Priyanka Jayawardena, Research Officer, IPS Sri Lanka’s demography has come to a turning point where its prime working age population (aged 25-54) is shrinking and ageing simultaneously. This will impact heavily on the labour market and has the potential …

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