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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Costs of Doing a Job For Urban Women In Sri Lanka 

      Abeysinghe, Subhashini; de Mel, Nishan; Siyambalapitiya, Sumini; Perera, Mihindu (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-05)
      This report addressed a knowledge gap by conducting quantitative surveys and FGDs to estimate monetary & non-monetary “costs of doing a job” for women in Sri Lanka, to understand if it is cost prohibitive to engage in work ...
    • Desk Research on Alcohol Taxation in Sri Lanka 

      Yasmin, Raji; Thashiya, Nauki; Nishan, de Mel (Verité Research, 2022-05)
      This research report is the end product of a desk-based study on alcohol manufacturers in Sri Lanka, their market share, nature of alcohol taxation and policies and the benefits of such alcohol taxation in the country.
    • Disaster Management in Sri Lanka: A Case Study of Administrative Failures 

      Basnayake, Ashani; Jayasinghe, Lahiri; Nauki, Thashiya; Weerathunga, Sureni (Colombo: Verité Research, 2019-06)
      This briefing note documents the findings of an investigation carried out by Verité Research on the administrative gaps within Sri Lanka’s disaster management framework. The investigation was conducted using the instrument ...
    • E-Government Procurement: Enabling Business through Efficient Systems = ඉ-රාජ්‍ය ප‍්‍රසම්පාදනය:කාර්යක්‍ෂම පද්ධතීන් හරහා ව්‍යාපාර බලාත්මක කිරීම 

      Mohammed, Rehana (Colombo: Verité Research, 2017-01)
      Public procurement is a key instrument through which governments deliver important social and economic goods to citizens. Public procurement in Sri Lanka currently suffers from three main weaknesses. First, information ...
    • Education Inequality and Affirmative Action: Towards a Better Estimation (Working Paper) 

      de Mel, Nishan; Kumarage, Aloka (Colombo: Verité Research, 2013-09)
      The education sector had witnessed an overall decline in terms of budgetary allocations, and was also subject to inequality in distribution of educational opportunities within the country. Education inequality has implications ...
    • Employees Provident Fund (EPF): Special Report 

      Econ Team (Colombo: Verité Research, 2012-03-28)
      This brief discusses the performance of the Employees' Provident Fund's (EPF) equity investments in the period 2009–2010 in comparison to risk-free government securities, the All Share Price Index (ASPI) and equity ...
    • EU (revision of) Minimum Residue Level: Potential Effects on Exporting MSMEs 

      Verité Research (Geneva: CUTS International, 2018-05)
      The note illustrates the views of, and challenges faced by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as monitoring organisations on the requirements of the Maximum Residue Level (MRL), for pesticide use, that exporters ...
    • Expanding Exports: Relevance of Export Finance 

      Abeysinghe, Subhashini; Fernando, Nilangika; Gnanasampanthen, Revathy; Hussain, Zeena (Colombo: Verité Research, 2015-09)
      This study examines the status of the export finance market in Sri Lanka and identifies the key limitations that prevent export finance from playing a proactive role in promoting exports. It reveals that the access, ...
    • Export Challenges Faced by S&SEA e-Commerce Providers 

      Econ Team, Verité Research (Geneva: CUTS International, 2019-07)
      This Country Update Note addresses the most pressing issues faced by e-commerce providers in exporting their products or services. The note incorporates the views of the public and private sectors, and covers general ...
    • Financing Infrastructure: The (Non) Concessionality of Concessional Loans 

      de Mel, Nishan; Abeysinghe, Subhashini; Arangala, Mathisha (2020-06)
      Sri Lanka is highly dependent on international loans from multilateral and bilateral sources to finance infrastructure development. Multilateral and bilateral borrowing is often favoured by governments such as Sri Lanka ...
    • The Gender Pay Gap in Sri Lanka: A Statistical Review with Policy Implications 

      Verité Research; International Labour Organization (Colombo: ILO, 2024-04)
      This report provides the first in-depth quantitative and qualitative analysis of the gender pay gap in Sri Lanka with the intention to unveil not just the extent of the gender pay gap, but the nature of the gender pay gap ...