In the Overview of Poverty 2013, CEPA looks at the different approaches used to define, measure and monitor poverty – both monetary and non-monetary. The brief examines the methods used in Sri Lanka and discusses the methods of measuring poverty in Sri Lanka at national, district, provincial and sectoral levels. The brief also looks at factors such as education, health, living conditions and gender development that have a bearing on the poverty levels of different socio economic groups.
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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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