The Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka is an autonomous economic research organization, established by an Act of Parliament, in Colombo. Its mission is to conduct high-quality, independent, policy-relevant research to provide robust evidence for policymaking and improve the lives of all Sri Lankans.

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Adjust the tax rate in response to inflation and income growth to sustain its potency in discouraging sugar-sweetened beverages consumption.

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Proper monitoring and regulation of traditional medicine and its integration with western medicine can enhance the quality of health care response.

Policy Brief

Explore equity, quasi-equity, and other non-debt assistance and structural reforms to protect small businesses from COVID-19 and other shocks.

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Nutrition-specific interventions should target the first 1,000 days, promote behavioral change, and focus on the most vulnerable.

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Proactive government policies and strong institutions help reduce the human and economic costs of COVID-19.  

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A properly functioning market chain and flow of agricultural products are vital to ensuring food and nutrition security amid COVID-19.

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A comprehensive strategy that addresses learning loss and improves learning outcomes is the key to a robust education system in the new normal.

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Promoting the employment of seniors and improving pension schemes can reduce the economic impact of population aging.