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Publication IconInvesting in the future: A universal benefit for Sri Lanka’s children

The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how a universal child benefit can help children in Sri Lanka reach their full potential.

Publication IconTackling the COVID-19 economic crisis in Sri Lanka: Providing universal, lifecycle social protection transfers to protect lives and bolster economic recovery

This summary paper, written in partnership with UNICEF Sri Lanka, summarises findings from a series of Policy Briefs that aim to provide evidence to support the Government of Sri Lanka in its social protection response to the economic crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

blog iconEconomic recovery begins with children (and older people, and people with disabilities): The urge for universal lifecycle cash transfers as a response to COVID-19

This blog was originally written for socialprotection.org and can be found here. Our guest blogger, Louise Moreira Daniels, is Chief of Social Policy at UNICEF Sri Lanka. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a perfect storm of crises in countries around the world: exports have fallen dramatically; some specific sectors, like the tourism industry,...

blog iconHow has COVID-19 impacted Sri Lanka, and how could emergency universal lifecycle transfers help?

Development Pathways has been supporting UNICEF Sri Lanka to assess the coverage and effectiveness of existing social protection measures. This analysis serves as a basis for an ex-ante assessment of new policy proposals.

Our Work IconEvaluating the economic fallout of COVID-19 and applicability of child-sensitive social protection mechanisms in Sri Lanka

Over the course of April to May, Development Pathways has been working closely with UNICEF to analyse the economic fallout of the coronavirus in child-sensitive social protection in Sri Lanka.

blog iconHow can Sri Lanka escape crisis with IMF’s $2.9bn?

Dr Stephen Kidd and Dr Nayha Mansoor IMF last week announced a provisional $2.9bn loan to Sri Lanka for recovery from an economic crisis which has caused extreme inflation, shortages and protests. But once the loan is approved, the country has decisions to make on how best to spend the funds....