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  • Financing Urbanization 

    Lanka, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri (Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, 2016-10-25)
    With growing population and greater demand for urban lifestyles the existence of huge megapolises is becoming prominent around the world. The Sri Lankan government has planned to develop the entire Western region spanning Colombo, Kalutara, and Gampaha ...
  • Improving Efficiency and Mobilizing Resources for Poverty Reduction Initiatives in Sri Lanka 

    Lanka, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri (Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, 2016-10-25)
    Sri Lanka's performance in poverty reduction over the years has been commendable, with the poverty headcount ratio falling to 6.7% in 2012/13 and successfully achieving the MDG of halving poverty before the deadline. The reduction in poverty should ...
  • Labour Market Reforms under Tight Fiscal Conditions 

    Lanka, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri (Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, 2016-10-25)
    The medium-term economic development policy framework presented in parliament in November 2015 envisaged generating one million jobs and improving living standards of workers. The stated goal of employment creation was to be met by encouraging investments ...
  • Advancing Sri Lanka’s Education System through Innovative Funding 

    Lanka, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri (Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, 2016-10-25)
    The Sri Lankan education system faces new challenges in improving the quality and relevance of education to equip workers with evolving skills demanded in a more globalized world. There are substantial mismatches between demand for and supply of workers, ...

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