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These charts illustrate how Sri Lanka’s elderly population is increasing while the number of working-age people to help support them is declining. Forward-thinking policies are needed to address the challenges arising from this imbalance.
In Sri Lanka, efforts need to be made to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for girls to support their employment potential.
The Asia and Pacific region is aging rapidly, and that is affecting the region’s workforce, but increased longevity is adding an unexpected element to the picture
Guarantees are one of government’s most powerful financing tools for mobilizing private sector participation in development projects.
Seventy percent of the aquaculture workforce worldwide is female, with women playing key roles in fishing, processing, and marketing. Yet they do not reap the full benefits of their efforts.
Over-the-counter derivatives allow investors and lenders to price and structure tailor-made funding arrangements to promote long-term infrastructure finance.
It’s time to re-examine the actions we take to exterminate the wild animals and plants we need to survive, and start using stronger measures to protect them.
Sri Lanka is making progress on improving public TVET, but IT courses have yet to generate the needed employment opportunities.
It's time for Sri Lankan banks to do more to support SMEs and infrastructure development.