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Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Sri Lanka (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131801 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)

This paper intends to inform the effort of the Sri Lankan government to reform the targeting efficacy of its social protection programs, in particular, Samurdhi, which currently distributes benefits based on self-reported income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8605 OCT 09, 2018

Sebastian,Ashwini Rekha; Shivakumaran,Shivapragasam; Silwal,Ani Rudra; Newhouse,David Locke; Walker,Thomas; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Shadows of Conflict in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka : Socioeconomic Challenges and a Way Forward (English)

This volume summarizes a series of studies undertaken to better understand the current socioeconomic context of the Northern and Eastern provinces in Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Publication 130701 OCT 09, 2018

O'Donnell,Anna Charlotte; Razaak,Mohamed Ghani; Kostner,Markus; Perumpillai-Essex,Jeeva Disclosed

Integrating Nutrition Promotion and Rural Development in Sri Lanka (English)

'Integrating Nutrition Promotion and Rural Development' (INPARD) is a multisectoral approach to delivering nutrition-related interventions in rural development programmes in Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Working Paper 130658 OCT 01, 2018

Disclosed

A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)

This paper intends to inform the effort of the Sri Lankan government to reform the targeting efficacy of its social protection programs, in particular, Samurdhi, which currently distributes benefits based on self-reported income. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131470 OCT 01, 2018

Sebastian,Ashwini Rekha; Shivakumaran,Shivapragasam; Silwal,Ani Rudra; Newhouse,David Locke; Walker,Thomas; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

The cost of nutritious food in South Asia (English)

The high cost of nutritious foods can worsen poor diets and nutrition outcomes especially among low-income households. Yet little is known about the spatial and temporal patterns of the cost of nutritious diets in South Asia, where malnutrition in multiple forms remains high. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8557 AUG 16, 2018

Dizon,Felipe Jr Fadullon; Herforth,Anna Whitson Disclosed

Gender Dimensions of Education Access and Achievement in Sri Lanka (English)

Sri Lanka is a lower-middle income country with an impressive record of achievementsin economic and human development. Despite 26 years of conflict, Sri Lanka, an island countrywith a population of 20.6 million has stood out from its regional counterparts with high levels ofhuman development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 130655 AUG 01, 2018

Aturupane,Harsha; Shojo,Mari; Ebenezer,Roshini Mary Disclosed

Sri Lanka development update : more and better jobs for an upper middle-income country (English)

Recent policy measures have contributed to macroeconomic stability. However, with significant risks stemming from both domestic and external fronts, the balance of risks is tilted towards downside. ... See More +

Working Paper 127747 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Sri Lanka development update : more and better jobs for an upper middle-income country (English)

Recent policy measures have contributed to macroeconomic stability. However, with significant risks stemming from both domestic and external fronts, the balance of risks is tilted towards downside. ... See More +

Working Paper 127611 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

A proxy means test for Sri Lanka : A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)

This paper intends to inform the effort of the Sri Lankan government to reform the targeting efficacy of its social protection programs, in particular, Samurdhi, which currently distributes benefits based on self-reported income. ... See More +

Working Paper 127524 JUN 01, 2018

Sebastian,Ashwini Rekha; Newhouse,David Locke; Walker,Thomas; Yoshida,Nobuo; Shivakumaran,Shivapragasam; Silwal,Ani Rudra Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Socio-economic assessment of the conflict affected Northern and Eastern provinces (English)

Sri Lanka has made significant strides in social and economic development over the past decade. Economic growth has averaged over seven percent a year over the past five years, following an average growth rate of six percent in the preceding five years. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000106 APR 01, 2018

Disclosed

The state of jobs in post-conflict areas of Sri Lanka (English)

Although Sri Lanka has made significant progress in social and economic development over the past decade, the Northern and Eastern provinces that faced the brunt of the decades-long conflict remain disproportionately poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8355 FEB 26, 2018

Newhouse,David Locke; Silwal,Ani Rudra Disclosed

Prioritizing water supply infrastructure investments in Sri Lanka : an application of the world bank infrastructure prioritization framework (English)

Governments are challenged to balance multiple policy goals and make difficult choices when selecting infrastructure projects for public investment, particularly since available funds are often insufficient to implement the full suite of proposals. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8331 FEB 06, 2018

Marcelo,Darwin; Saha,Deblina; Raina,Aditi; House,Ruth Schuyler Disclosed

The state of jobs in post-conflict areas of Sri Lanka (English)

Although Sri Lanka has made significant progress in social and economic development over the past decade, the Northern and Eastern provinces that faced the brunt of the decades-long conflict remain disproportionately poor. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125674 FEB 01, 2018

Newhouse,David Locke; Silwal,Ani Rudra Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Climate investment opportunities in South Asia (English)

Sri Lanka has come out of a 30-year civil war with a strong policy focus on reconstruction andgrowth and is transitioning towards an urban-based manufacturing and services-driven economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 122325 JAN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Achieving pro-poor universal health coverage without health financing reforms (English)

Sri Lanka’s health system has a long track record of strong performance. This case study describes the main features and achievements of Sri Lanka’s high-performing health system, to distill lessons for the rest of the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 122814 JAN 01, 2018

Smith,Owen K. Disclosed

Poverty from space : using high-resolution satellite imagery for estimating economic well-being (English)

Can features extracted from high spatial resolution satellite imagery accurately estimate poverty and economic well-being? This paper investigates this question by extracting object and texture features from satellite images of Sri Lanka, which are used to estimate poverty rates and average log consumption for 1,291 administrative units (Grama Niladhari divisions). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8284 DEC 19, 2017

Engstrom,Ryan; Hersh,Jonathan Samuel; Newhouse,David Locke Disclosed

Mini-grids and arrival of the main grid : lessons from Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia (English)

Most mini grids in developing countries begin life as isolated electrical systems that are not connected to the country’s main grid. In recent years, the main grid has expanded to reach more rural areas in many African, Asian, and Latin American countries. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 121823 DEC 01, 2017

Greacen,Chris; Vaghela,Dipti Mulrajsinh; Tenenbaum,Bernard W. Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Development update (English)

Despite significant challenges, Sri Lanka's economic performance remained broadly satisfactory in the first half of 2017. The corrective policy measures taken in the monetary and fiscal fronts have led to gradual stabilization. ... See More +

Working Paper 120728 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Sri Lanka (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 121047 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

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Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131801 Working Paper
A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 09, 2018 WPS8605 Policy Research Working Paper
Shadows of Conflict in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka : Socioeconomic Challenges and a Way Forward (English)
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OCT 09, 2018 130701 Publication
Integrating Nutrition Promotion and Rural Development in Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130658 Working Paper
A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131470 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The cost of nutritious food in South Asia (English)
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AUG 16, 2018 WPS8557 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender Dimensions of Education Access and Achievement in Sri Lanka (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 130655 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Sri Lanka development update : more and better jobs for an upper middle-income country (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127747 Working Paper
Sri Lanka development update : more and better jobs for an upper middle-income country (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127611 Working Paper
A proxy means test for Sri Lanka : A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127524 Working Paper
Sri Lanka - Socio-economic assessment of the conflict affected Northern and Eastern provinces (English)
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APR 01, 2018 AUS0000106 Working Paper
The state of jobs in post-conflict areas of Sri Lanka (English)
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FEB 26, 2018 WPS8355 Policy Research Working Paper
Prioritizing water supply infrastructure investments in Sri Lanka : an application of the world bank infrastructure prioritization framework (English)
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FEB 06, 2018 WPS8331 Policy Research Working Paper
The state of jobs in post-conflict areas of Sri Lanka (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 125674 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Sri Lanka - Climate investment opportunities in South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122325 Working Paper
Sri Lanka - Achieving pro-poor universal health coverage without health financing reforms (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122814 Working Paper
Poverty from space : using high-resolution satellite imagery for estimating economic well-being (English)
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DEC 19, 2017 WPS8284 Policy Research Working Paper
Mini-grids and arrival of the main grid : lessons from Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121823 ESMAP Paper
Sri Lanka - Development update (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120728 Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Sri Lanka (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121047 Working Paper