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  • Open Budget Survey 2019 (Presentation) 

    Jayasinghe, Lahiri (Colombo: Verité Research, 2020-06-04)
    Government budget decisions—what taxes to levy, what services to provide, and how much debt to take on—affect how equal a society is and the well being of its people, including whether the most disadvantaged will have real ...
  • Unlocking the Potential of Data: A case study - Data dissemination practices in Sri Lanka Customs (Presentation) 

    Abeysinghe, Subhashini; Arangala, Mathisha (2020-09-17)
    Successful economies have increasingly recognised the importance of improving access to data collected by governments. Accurate, timely and easily accessible data helps private sector growth and results in improved delivery ...
  • Financing Infrastructure: The (non) concessionality of concessional loans (Presentation) 

    de Mel, Nishan (2020-09-10)
    Multilateral and bilateral borrowing is often favoured by governments such as Sri Lanka because such financing tends to have ‘concessional’ elements, relative to the international financial markets. However, the cost ...
  • 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 ...