Opportunities to Protect Public Interest in Public Infrastructure: A Review of Regulatory Frameworks in Sri Lanka.

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Opportunities to Protect Public Interest in Public Infrastructure: A Review of Regulatory Frameworks in Sri Lanka.
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Investment into infrastructure is vital for development. However, in the context of weak governance, public investment into large and complex infrastructure can become a fertile ground for corruption and results in unsustainable, costly, and poor-quality infrastructure that fails to meet...
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W(h)ither Environmental Governance: Limited Access to Information Undermines Meaningful Participation in Development Projects
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There is a surge in public agitation against environmental destruction caused by ongoing development projects in Sri Lanka. The surfacing of environmental issues after construction has commenced is highly problematic for two reasons. First, the construction may have already caused...
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due process and preparedness for public emergencies in sri lanka
Due Process and Preparedness for Public Emergencies: Lessons for Sri Lanka, From the COVID -19 Pandemic
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Verité Research's latest study explores the due process implications of the challenges faced by Sri Lanka’s judicial system during the COVID-19 pandemic. It identifies two key due process rights which are adversely affected by the COVID-19 restrictions, namely the right to...
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Reviewing the Data Dissemination Practices of Sri Lanka’s Department of Census and Statistics
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In 2014 a data dissemination policy was introduced by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) in Sri Lanka. The DCS is the primary agency responsible for the collection, compilation and dissemination of official statistics. (more…)
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Public Report on the 2021 Budget: Assessment on whether the expenditure allocations and taxation policies are in line with the government’s policy
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This is the second report in a series of two reports on Sri Lanka's central government budget for the year 2021. The report assesses whether the expenditure allocations and taxation policies are in line with the government's policy. (more…)
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Privatisation of Public Data: Sri Lanka Customs as a Case in Point
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International trade data is a public good. Yet, SLC's data dissemination policy is currently at odds with seeing the trade data it collects as a public good. (more…)
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sri lanka's gender gap insights mar 2021
Reducing the Gap in Understanding Sri Lanka’s Gender Gap
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Sri Lanka recorded the largest ranking decline of 89 places in the Global Gender Gap Index (GGGI) from its introduction in 2006 to 2019/20. (more…)
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Sri Lanka: Resolution 30/1 Implementation Monitor: Statistical & Analytical Review No. 6
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This is Verité Research's latest study on the Sri Lanka government's progress in fulfilling the commitments on reconciliation and accountability in UNHRC Resolution 30/1. At the 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in February 2020, Sri...
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prejudice and patronage
Prejudice and Patronage: An Analysis of Incidents of Violence against Christians, Muslims, Hindus in Sri Lanka (September 2019 – September 2020)
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Ethno-religious violence is an enduring feature of Sri Lanka history regardless of changes to the country's political leadership. This study offers insights in key trends and drivers of religious violence from September 2019 to September 2020. A total of 63...
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Briefing Note: Navigating Sri Lanka’s Debt
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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 to debt held directly by the central government and excludes debt held by state-owned enterprises (SOEs). This reporting problem is especially evident when estimating Sri Lanka’s overall debt obligations to China, since much of...
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