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The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Asian Development Bank. The Asian Development Bank does not guarantee the accuracy of the data presented. Poverty Situation and Policy in

By Saman Kelegama


Since its independence, Sri Lanka has shown impressive progress in reducing the incidence of poverty, reflected in terms of improvements in human development indicators as well as in consumption terms. Two general factors contributed to this progress: (i) a satisfactory long-term growth performance, with real per capita GDP growth of about 2.5 percent per year on averag

Year: 2011
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