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Director of Research, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka

Nisha Arunatilake is Director of Research at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, and heads the Labour, Employment and Human Resource Development unit. She has extensive post-doctoral experience in conducting policy-related economic research in labour market analysis, education, public finance and health. She holds a BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics with summa cum laude from the University of the South, USA and an MA and PhD in Economics from Duke University, USA.

Email: nisha@ips.lk


Nisha Arunatilake est directrice de la recherche à l'IPS et dirige l'unité travail, emploi et développement des ressources humaines. Elle possède une vaste expérience postdoctorale en recherche économique liée aux politiques dans les domaines de l'analyse du marché du travail, de l'éducation, des finances publiques et de la santé. Elle est titulaire d'un baccalauréat en sciences informatiques et mathématiques avec mention très bien de l'Université du Sud des États-Unis et d'une maîtrise et d'un doctorat en économie de l'Université Duke aux États-Unis.


Nisha Arunatilake es Directora de Investigación en el IPS y dirige la Unidad de Trabajo, Empleo y Desarrollo de Recursos Humanos. Tiene una amplia experiencia postdoctoral en la realización de investigaciones económicas relacionadas con las políticas en el análisis del mercado laboral, la educación, las finanzas públicas y la salud. Obtuvo, con honores summa cum laude, una licenciatura en Ciencias de la Computación y Matemáticas, en la Universidad del Sur, EE. UU., así como una maestría y un doctorado en Economía, por la Universidad de Duke, EE. UU.

  • 30 Mar 2022
  • By: Multiple
Geographical inequality in global debates about development policy

There is an increasing recognition in many areas of public life of the importance of including people with lived...

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  • 06 Sep 2021
  • By: Arunatilake, Nisha
Skills for future-proofing jobs in developing countries

Technological change and innovation are transforming labor markets, with profound implications for the profiles of...

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  • 29 Mar 2018
  • By: Multiple
Improving the quality of education in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a shortage of qualified and experienced teachers, largely because of issues with training, recruitment,...

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