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Neil DeVotta - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Standardization was the scheme that replaced meritocracy in Sri Lanka education, with positive discrimination to increase the majority Sinhalese community’s university enrolment. It did so by minimizing better-qualified minority Tamils’ university entry, even as the quest for Tamil...

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– New evidence from list experiments in three conflict-affected populations
Carlo Koos, Richard Traunmüller - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Wartime sexual violence is widespread across conflict zones and thought to leave a disastrous legacy for survivors, communities, and nations. Yet, systematic studies on i) the prevalence and ii) the social and political consequences of wartime sexual violence are fraught with severe data...

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– Skills-differentiated evidence from Sri Lanka
Bilesha Weeraratne - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This study examines the skills-differentiated impact of a restrictive female labour migration policy in Sri Lanka using monthly departure data from 2012 to 2018 in a difference-in-difference model. The policy has resulted in decreasing departures among lower-skilled groups—female domestic,...

Arusha Cooray - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Sri Lanka, like the Nordic countries, is a social democratic nation with a strong welfare state. It is classified as a ‘high human development’ country by the United Nations, with a human development index above the average of 0.76 for countries in the same income classification....

Research Brief pdf
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Aid projects that specifically target women tend be better at increasing gender equality than those that mainstream gender. The gender gap can be narrowed through public works that focus on providing decent employment for women as well as training and micro-finance for...

Rachel M. Gisselquist - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

Rachel M. Gisselquist There is much to commend in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as we approach their target deadline of 2015. In addition to the major improvements achieved in poverty, health, and education, the establishment of a set of worldwide targets, and their incorporation by...

Book Chapter
– Can Colombo Prevent the Emerging Chaos?
Ranjith Dayaratne - , 2012
Book Chapter
– A Quantile Regression Approach
Harsha Aturupane, Anil B. Deolalikar, Dileni Gunewardena - , 2011
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– How Can Colombo Prevent the Emerging Chaos?
Ranjith Dayaratne - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines urbanization trends, the growth of Colombo and its present state of development. It looks at the approaches to the planned interventions in the city and demonstrates how a uni-directional urban development has had a detrimental impact upon healthy growth and quality of life in a...

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– A Quantile Regression Approach
Harsha Aturupane, Anil B. Deolalikar, Dileni Gunewardena - UNU-WIDER, 2008 - Helsinki, Finland

Reducing child malnutrition is a key goal of most developing countries. To combat child malnutrition with the right set of interventions, policymakers need to have a better understanding of its economic, social and policy determinants. While there is a large literature that investigates the...

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– Case Study of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami in Sri Lanka and Indonesia
Jörn Birkmann - UNU-WIDER, 2008 - Helsinki, Finland

Current approaches of measuring vulnerability to natural hazards generally use a rather static perspective that focuses on a single point in time—often before a hazardous event occurs. In contrast, the paper argues that vulnerability assessment should also take into account the changing...

Journal Article
– The Sri Lankan Experience
Saman Kelegama - The Round Table, 2005

Part of Journal Special Issue Conflict and Peace-building

– Interactions between Politics and Economics
Tony Addison - The Round Table, 2005 - Abindon, Oxon, UK

Reconstruction from conflict is a complex and demanding task, and a major challenge for the UN system as well as the wider donor community. National authorities and their donor partners are faced with multiple priorities - rebuilding infrastructure, assisting war-damaged communities, and re-...

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– the Sri Lankan Experience
Saman Kelegama - UNU-WIDER, 2005 - Helsinki, Finland

Peace can generate an economic dividend, which can be further increased by appropriate economic reform. This dividend can in turn be used to raise popular support for conflict resolution measures along the road to achieving a final political settlement, a strategy that characterizes the recent...

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Roger Kelly, George Mavrotas - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

Using dynamic econometric techniques the paper investigates the determinants of private saving in Sri Lanka with a primary focus on the role of financial sector development. Empirical evidence is obtained indicating the existence of the Ricardian equivalence hypothesis, and the significance of...

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