Questions about the link between poverty and inequality were the focus of the 7th Annual Symposium on Poverty Research in Sri Lanka,which was held on the theme'Does inequality matter? Exploring the links between poverty and inequality'. The Symposium provided a forum for researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders to discuss new research, both in Sri Lanka and in the region and to discuss implications of this research policy. Presenters focused on diverse aspects of the relationship between inequality and poverty including social exclusion, access to new technologies, conflict and trade. Two panels looked at how inequality is addressed in practical terms by a selection of institutions that seek to address the issue in their work, and how it is tackled in the policy sphere.
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Sri Lankan think-tank promoting a better understanding of poverty-related development issues. CEPA believes that poverty is an injustice that should be overcome and that overcoming poverty involves changing policies and practices nationally and internationally, as well as working with people in poverty.
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