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  • Climate Insurance for Dry Zone Farmers in Sri Lanka 

    Lanka, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri (Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, 2017-01-24)
    Dry zone agriculture in Sri Lanka is found to be highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Variations in the rainfall pattern and the incidents of droughts and floods have been more frequent recently. Rain-fed farmers are particularly at risk ...
  • Barriers Beyond Tariffs: Sri Lanka's Exports to China 

    Lanka, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri (Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, 2016-11-28)
    Sri Lanka's forthcoming FTA with China has the potential to become the biggest bilateral trade deal for Sri Lanka in view of China's population and status as the world's second largest economy after the USA. Moreover, China is already Sri Lanka's second ...
  • 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 ...

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