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Working Paper
Mar 01, 2014

Nearing five years after the end of the three-decade armed conflict in the North East, Sri Lanka is now focusing on long-term strategic and structural development challenges as it strives to transition to an ...

Working Paper
Sep 01, 2013

Four years after the end of the three-decade armed conflict in the North East, Sri Lanka is now focusing on long-term strategic and structural development challenges as it strives to transition to an upper middle...

Brief
Janvry Alain de, Finan Frederico, Sadoulet Elisabeth, Vakis RenosAug 14, 2013

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, Can Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs serve as safety nets in keeping children at school and from working when exposed to shocks?, ...

Brief
Mel Suresh De, McKenzie David, Woodruff ChristopherAug 14, 2013

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled One-time transfers of cash or capital have long-lasting effects on microenterprises in Sri Lanka, conducted during the time period...

Brief
de Mel Suresh, McKenzie David, Woodruff ChristopherAug 14, 2013

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Returns to capital in micro enterprises : evidence from a field experiment, conducted in 2007 in Sri Lanka. The study observed the ...

Community Development

In Sri Lanka, the vast disparity between the wealthier Western Province and the so-called “lagging regions” has long been cited as one of the country’s most severe obstacles to growth. Read More »

Experts
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BLOGS

Apr 11, 2014: This Week in #SouthAsiaDev

Liana Pistell

Apr 10, 2014

Psychological First Aid for Sri Lanka

Ananda Galappatti

Apr 08, 2014

What if you and I were born on the same day?

Luis Andres

Apr 02, 2014

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Jobs

One million new jobs are needed each month to sustain growth and reduce poverty in South Asia. The region has seen a decrease in poverty and will be the largest contributor to the global workforce over the next two decades. More and better jobs are needed to sustain growth and reduce poverty. Read More »