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Tracking change in livelihoods, service delivery and governance: Evidence from a 2012-2015 panel survey in Sri Lanka

Author(s): Yajna Sanguhan and Vagisha Gunasekara
Type: Working Paper
Organisation: CEPA
Country: Sri Lanka
Date: 15/06/2017
Full summary:

This working paper draws on a panel survey conducted in Sri Lanka in 2012 and 2015 that collected longitudinal data on the socioeconomic changes amongst communities resettled after the war and their perceptions of local and central government.

Key findings include:

  • Food insecurity worsened for many households
  • On average, asset ownership increased
  • Access to services  which were not always available to internally displaced people during the civil war  has improved overall, as has satisfaction with services
  • While access to health services appears to be associated with peoples perceptions about central government, access to other services (such as water, education, social protection and livelihood assistance) do not seem to play a similar role.

Overall, while the survey results offer a positive picture of recovery in general, the data strongly depicts an unevenness along ethnic, spatial, and gender dimensions.

Annex 1
Annex 2
Tracking change in livelihoods, service delivery and governance_evidence from a 2012-2015 panel survey in Sri Lanka.pdf (1793.072kb)