Space for Interaction hosts debates on topical and current issues related to poverty, development and social change, held at CEPA premises in an informal setting. The Café series focuses mainly on non-mainstream subjects, targeted towards non academic, non development and the youth. There are 4-6 Café series per year.
The Centre for Poverty Analysis hosted a talk by Professor Mick Moore based on his study ‘The political economy of long-term revenue decline in Sri Lanka’ at the Centre for Poverty Analysis on July 12, 2017. Prof. Moore, in his talk examined the political and institutional processes that led low revenue collection and the declining focus on social welfare provision. Mr. Anushka Wijesinha, Chief Economist of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was the Discussant at this event.
Professor Moore is the founding Chief Executive Officer of the International Centre for Tax and Development, UK. He is also a Professorial Fellow in the Governance Team at the Institute of Development Studies, UK. His full report is available on http://www.ictd.ac/publication/2-working-papers/162-ictd-wp65
The link http://www.newsexpress.lk/en/posts/4406 is by Arjuna Ranawana, Director-Editorial, Express News Papers (Online Division) on the talk. The Centre for Poverty Analysis thank Arjuna for generating the article.
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