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    • Accepting e-documents with e-signatures: A small step for government, a giant leap for the country 

      Perera, Buddhika; Abeysinghe, Subhashini; Esufally, Sabrina; Kapilan, Anushan (Colombo: Verité Research, 2017-02)
      The room for exporters to improve their competitiveness by reducing time to export is significantly constrained by the procedures and processing time imposed by Sri Lankan border agencies. Sri Lanka can improve the ...
    • Addressing the Gender Gap in Sri Lanka's budget 

      Raji, Yasmin; Samarasinha, Dharini (Colombo Verité Research, 2022-07)
      These infographics highlight the failure of the Sri Lankan government in implementing gender responsive budgeting in Sri Lanka. The case of gender KPIs provides a detailed case study of how poor planning of government ...
    • Amendments to the Appropriation Bill Increases Government Expenditure for 2022 

      Raj Prabu, Rajakulendran (Verité Research, 2022-08-04)
      The Amendment to the Appropriation Bill for 2022 was presented to Parliament ahead of the interim budget speech. The amended bill shows a 20% increase in expenditure to LKR 4,672 billion for the year 2022 which could widen ...
    • Analysis of Sri Lanka's improved position in the 'Doing Business Index' 2012 

      Econ Team (Colombo: Verité Research, 2011-11-01)
      The World Bank’s ‘Doing Business Index’ measures the ease with which domestic small and medium sized enterprises can do business in their home countries. Between 2011 and 2012, Sri Lanka’s rank in the Doing Business Index ...
    • Average Time Taken to Restructure Debt 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (2022-06)
      A country resorts to debt restructuring when its public debt is unsustainable. Debt restructuring involves a substantive default on existing debt contracts. This can occur through an orderly or disorderly process. An orderly ...
    • Budget Allocation Criteria Study 

      UNICEF Sri Lanka Working Paper;June 2023
      Abeysinghe, Subhashini; Senanayake, Charini; Haniffa, Hafsa; Ansar, Siyama
      (Colombo: United Nations Children's Fund, 2023-06-21)
      The Budget Allocation Criteria report aims to enhance the understanding of the criteria that determine the allocation of funds from the national budget to selected sectors and provinces in Sri Lanka. The report provides ...
    • Budget Brief: Cycle and Processes - Sri Lanka 2019 

      Sri Lanka Budget Briefs 2019;Cycle and processes
      UNICEF; Verité Research
      (Colombo: UNICEF, 2020-12)
      This brief on Sri Lanka’s Budget Cycle and Processes informs readers of the various stages, components, policies and procedures within Sri Lanka’s annual budget process. The brief aims to provide the general public and ...
    • Budget Brief: Education Sector - Sri Lanka 2019 

      Sri Lanka Budget Briefs 2019;Education
      UNICEF; Verité Research
      (2020-12)
      This brief, on Sri Lanka’s education sector budget and expenditure, informs readers of trends in spending on these services in recent years. The analysis includes underlying policy goals and the functional and regional ...
    • Budget Brief: Health Sector - Sri Lanka 2019 

      Sri Lanka Budget Briefs 2019;Health
      UNICEF; Verité Research
      (UNICEF, 2020-12)
      This brief, on Sri Lanka’s health sector budget and expenditure, informs readers of trends in spending on these services in recent years. This analysis includes the underlying policy goals and the functional and regional ...
    • Budget Brief: Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector - Sri Lanka 2019 

      Sri Lanka Budget Briefs 2019;WASH
      UNICEF; Verité Research
      (UNICEF, 2020-12)
      This brief, on Sri Lanka’s WASH sector budget and expenditure, informs readers of trends in spending on these services in recent years. The analysis includes underlying policy goals and the functional and regional distribution ...
    • CBSL more Optimistic than the IMF 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2023-06-16)
      According to the Annual Report of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) published for the financial year 2022, projected real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was higher than the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) ...
    • Challenges Faced by Sri Lankan e-Commerce Providers 

      Econ Team, Verité Research (Geneva: CUTS International, 2019-05)
      This Country Update Note illustrates the perceptions of e-commerce providers in Sri Lanka on the most pressing issues they face when undertaking cross-border trade. The objective is to understand specific barriers they ...
    • Change in Tariffs on Monthly Electricity Consumption 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2023-02-23)
      Electricity tariffs were initially revised in August 2022, which was the first revision since November 2014. However, in February 2023 tariffs were revised again. For households using less than 60 units, the initial tariffs ...
    • Changes in Allocations to Ministries 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2023-10-13)
      In the Appropriation Bill for 2024, key ministries such as Finance, Defense, Health, Education, Transport, and Highways witness an increase in their allocations. The Ministry of Finance experienced the largest year on ...
    • Changes in Tax Structure Leads to Shrinking Tax Base across Various Taxes 

      Raj Prabu, Rajakulendran (Verité Research, 2022-08-06)
      Sri Lanka experienced a significant change in its tax system for the year 2020. These changes have led to a considerable shrinking in Sri Lanka’s tax base across various taxes. A narrow tax base increases tax administration ...
    • Charting a Path for Debt Sustainability in Sri Lanka 

      Working Paper;October 2021 - 01
      Anushan, Kapilan; Nishan, de Mel; Deshal, de Mel
      (Colombo: Verité Research, 2021-10)
      The published information on debt underestimates Sri Lanka’s overall external public debt burden and its distribution amongst external lenders. This problem arises because Sri Lanka’s reporting of external debt is limited ...
    • Cigarette Tax Indexation in Budget 2019 

      de Mel, Nishan; Guruge, Aneesha (Colombo: Verité Research, 2019-07-17)
      The presentation discusses the cigarette tax indexation that was implemented by Sri Lanka’s Budget for 2019 (released in March). This indexation solved 2 problems of cigarette tax revisions in Sri Lanka—they were both too ...
    • CIPE06 Budget Promises: 2021 End Year Assessment Infographics 

      Econ Team (2022)
      For the end year assessment of the 2021 budget, 37 RTI requests were filed to 28 implementing government agencies for information on Expenditure Proposals and Verité filed 12 RTI requests with 9 implementing government ...
    • Civil Society Governance Diagnostic Report on Sri Lanka: An Assessment of the Anti-Corruption Landscape of Sri Lanka 

      Parakrama, Arjuna (Colombo: Transparency International Sri Lanka, 2023)
      This Civil Society Governance Diagnostic Report on the Anti-Corruption Landscape of Sri Lanka (Report), prepared on the basis of extensive local consultation over a two-month period with a range of community and sectoral ...
    • The Cost of a Kevili Table in 2023 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2023-04-14)
      During Avurudu 2023, the cost of preparing a Kevili table rose by 2.4 times since 2019. The ingredients used were taken from popular YouTube Channel Appe Amma.