Development

September 5, 2019

‘Poor Old’ Sri Lanka Needs an Economic Demographic Transition Strategy: Lessons from China

By Johnston, Lauren,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Lauren Johnston, University of London, considers how China’s decades-long economic demography transition strategy may offer lessons for Sri Lanka in avoiding rapid population ageing.

August 16, 2019

Making the MCC Compact Work for Sri Lanka

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja provides a simple cost-benefit analysis of the MCC-Sri Lanka Compact, from a national economic perspective.

June 26, 2019

Ageing in Asia – Silver Tsunami or Golden Opportunity?

By Lall, Priya,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Priya Lall, Queen Mary University of London, discusses implications of rapid ageing in Asia on economic growth, and policies of easing this transition.

April 2, 2019

Why is it Important to Get Youth Involved in Foreign Affairs and How?

By Maharoof, Shihan,  

Reading Time: 6 min read LKI’s Shihan Maharoof considers how youth can engage with international institutions and initiatives and contribute their ideas to resolve global issues.

August 23, 2018

Financing Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

By Zhenqian Huang,  

Reading Time: 4 min read Zhenqian Huang of United Nations ESCAP considers how Sri Lanka can mobilise financial resources by looking beyond economic growth and striving for social inclusion and environmental sustainability.

July 13, 2018

Fixing Sri Lanka’s Labour Market: Comparative Lessons

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  

Reading Time: 4 min read In his latest commentary, LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja proposes measures to increase labour market flexibility and boost growth in Sri Lanka, following his talk at the World Bank’s Sri Lanka Development Update 2018.

January 9, 2018

How can Sri Lanka shape the Commonwealth beyond 2018?

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  Myra Sivaloganathan,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Ganeshan Wignaraja and Myra Sivaloganathan explore the opportunities for Sri Lanka to shape the Commonwealth at the upcoming meeting, by working to promote intra-Commonwealth trade, women’s employment and leadership, the empowerment of youth, and democratic values.

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