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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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) ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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.
    • The Cost of Inflation: Sustaining 2015 Consumption in 2023 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2023-03-14)
      Sri Lanka's is set to experience a 160% increase in nominal GDP from the 2015 levels of LKR 11.6 trillion as projected nominal GDP for 2023 estimated at LKR 30.3 trillion. However, while the real GDP in 2023 remains ...
    • Costs of Doing a Job For Urban Women In Sri Lanka - Infographics 2022 

      Econ Team (2022)
      This IKR entry contains infographics done to disseminate the findings of the report "Costs of Doing a Job for Urban Women in Sri Lanka". The study found that the cost of doing a job is 1.6 times the compensation they ...
    • Defence Sector Claims Nearly Half of State Salaries 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2023-06-02)
      According to the 2023 Budget Estimates, 15% of total recurrent expenditure of the government will be spent on salaries for government employees for the year 2023. As of 2023, the defence sector is estimated to claim nearly ...
    • Earnings from Tourism: Are we getting it right? 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (2022-03)
      Sri Lanka is expecting the earnings from tourism to play a significant role in driving the recovery of Sri Lanka’s foreign currency. However, there are important concerns accuracy of the estimated earnings from tourism. ...
    • The EPF is the Single Largest Holder of Government Treasury Bonds 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2023-07-16)
      On June 28, 2023, the Sri Lankan government unveiled its Domestic Debt Restructuring plan. A key component of this plan is the restructuring of bond holdings associated with superannuation funds, which are funds set up for ...
    • Exceptionalism of Domestic Debt Restructuring in Sri Lanka 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2023-08-08)
      Sri Lanka's approach to Domestic Debt Restructuring (DDR) stands out in its specificity and methodology. Notably, the strategy is centred on restructuring superannuation funds and Central Bank Holdings. According to an IMF ...
    • Expected GDP Outcomes - Budget 2023 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-11-15)
      Sri Lanka Budget 2023 expects a 27% year over year increase in nominal GDP, with an increase of LKR 6,519 Bn. from the revised 2022 estimates.
    • Expected GDP Outcomes: Budget 2024 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2023-11-13)
      The 2024 budget forecasts a greater contraction in 2023 and higher growth in 2024 compared to IMF projections.
    • Expenditure on the Education Sector : Regional Comparison 

      Econ Team (2022-01-24)
      The UN has dedicated the 24th of January as the International Day of Education in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. Sri Lankas’ Education Expenditure has been lagging behind regional peers. ...
    • Expenditure Proposals from the 2023 Budget 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-11-15)
      The infographics contain some of the key expenditure proposals presented in the 2023 Budget.
    • Expenditure Proposals: Budget 2024 

      Public Finance Infographics;
      Econ Team
      (Colombo: Verite Research, 2023-11-13)
      The highest expenditure proposal from the 2024 Budget amounted to LKR 11,250 million for a decentralized budget programme. The list of infographics displays the highest expenditure proposals from the 2024 Budget.