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Research Economist at IPS
Priyanka Jayawardena is a Research Economist with research interests in Economics of Education and Health, Labour & Migration, Distributional and equity analysis. Priyanka has around 14 years of research experience at IPS. She has worked as consultant to international organizations including World Bank, ADB and UNICEF. She has conducted numerous research studies relating to the human resource development in Sri Lanka for a variety of development partners and various government ministries. Many of her research has been published in peer reviewed national and international journals and book chapters.
She holds a B.Sc (Hons) specialized in Statistics and an MA in Economics, both from the University of Colombo.
 

 

Priyanka Jayawardena est une économiste de recherche spécialisée dans les domaines suivants: économie de l'éducation et de la santé, travail et migration, analyse de la répartition et de l'équité. Priyanka a environ 14 ans d’expérience en recherche à IPS. Elle a travaillé comme consultante auprès d'organisations internationales telles que la Banque mondiale, la BAD et l'UNICEF. Elle a mené de nombreuses études de recherche sur le développement des ressources humaines au Sri Lanka pour le compte de divers partenaires de développement et de divers ministères. Plusieurs de ses recherches ont été publiées dans des revues et chapitres de livres nationaux et internationaux.

Elle est titulaire d'une license en statistiques et d'une maîtrise en économie de l'Université de Colombo.

 

Priyanka Jayawardena es una Economista e investigadora con intereses en economía de la educación y la salud, el trabajo y la migración, la distribución y el análisis de equidad. Priyanka tiene alrededor de 14 años de experiencia en investigación en IPS. Ha trabajado como consultora para organizaciones internacionales como el Banco Mundial, ADB y UNICEF. Ha realizado numerosos estudios de investigación relacionados con el desarrollo de recursos humanos en Sri Lanka para una variedad de socios para el desarrollo y varios ministerios gubernamentales. Muchas de sus investigaciones han sido publicadas en revistas nacionales e internacionales revisadas por pares y capítulos de libros.

Posee una licenciatura en ciencias con honores, especializada en estadística y una maestría en economía, ambas de la Universidad de Colombo.

  • 11 Jan 2021
  • By: Jayawardena, Priyanka
Protecting precarious workers: evidence from Sri Lanka

The pandemic has dealt a severe economic blow to Sri Lanka, slashing the revenue streams of many businesses and leading...

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  • 05 Feb 2019
  • By: Jayawardena, Priyanka
Education in Sri Lanka: widening access and improving skills

Despite Sri Lanka’s free system of education from primary schools to universities, the country’s demand for skills to...

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