Research Practice

The Media Analysis

Our independent research generates fresh policy options for existing problems, identifies new areas of concern and promotes deeper understanding of the issues that affect our economies, polities and societies today. 

See The Media Analysis, Research Reports and Insights for examples of our research. 


  • Economics
  • Law
  • Politics

Verité Research’s economics research practice is distinguished first by its close relationship with its politics and legal teams and second by its empirical approach towards economic analysis. This gives the team multiple approaches to problem solving and ensures analysis and advice that is well tested. Output is peer-reviewed and tested for logic, empirical basis and contextual applicability.


Verité’s legal research practice undertakes research under three thematic clusters. The first focuses on constitutional and legislative analysis. Initiatives within this cluster include research on devolution of power and critical analysis of Bills and statutes. The second cluster focuses on policy and regulatory reform. Initiatives within this cluster include research on land and resettlement policy and the implementation status of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations. The final thematic cluster focuses on rights protection and promotion. This cluster includes research on migration issues, the fisheries sector and international treaty obligations.

Verité Research’s politics practice works in close consultation with the Verité economics and legal teams, adopting an empirical and analytical approach to political analysis. Political analysis is significantly influenced by daily tri-lingual press monitoring, using both quantitative and qualitative techniques. Second, the practice is informed by deep political, historical and cultural memory. Third, the team’s diversity enables credible and confidential access to virtually all stakeholders in Sri Lanka’s polity. All analysis is peer-reviewed and tested for logic, empirical basis and contextual applicability.

Practices