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Title: Economic growth, employment, and decentralised development in Sri Lanka
Authors: Ofstad, Arve
Keywords: Economic growth
Regional inequalities
Investment opportunities
Sri Lanka
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Series/Report no.: CMI Working paper
WP 2000: 11
Abstract: This Working Paper describes the economic growth rate and patterns in Sri Lanka during the 1990s, showing the interrelationship between uneven sectorial growth and the unbalanced regional growth patterns. This is reflected in the regional distribution of unemployment and poverty. In addition, the ongoing war in the North and East has resulted in economic decline in affected areas. Secondly, the paper outlines policy measures aimed at stimulating economic activities in the regions, and underlines the need for creating a conducive environment at the regional and district level. Thirdly, the opportunities for investment in sectors with higher potential in less developed areas are reviewed. Donors may support efforts to eliminate bottlenecks and facilitate sectors that will become profitable on a sustainable basis in the regions.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10202/241
ISBN: 82-90584-67-9
ISSN: 0804-3639
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