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The Institute for Health Policy is an independent research institution, and a regional centre of excellence for health policy research, working on its own, in partnerships and with sponsors, to improve health and social systems in Sri Lanka and the wider region, by supporting, encouraging and informing policy change, through quality research, analysis and training. >> More...

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13 Dec 2023 - The Institute for Health Policy (IHP) released today the November 2023 update of its Consumer Confid .... ...

24 Nov 2023 - IHP's Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS) MRP estimates of Presidential Election voting intent .... ...

23 Nov 2023 - Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS) MRP estimates for October 2023 show little change in suppor .... ...

 

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Dec 2023 - Sri Lanka Consumer Confidence: Consumer confidence continues to decline in November ...

Nov 2023 - Sri Lanka Consumer Confidence: Consumer confidence continued to slide in October in advance of 2023 budget ...

 

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Covid-19We will be holding a full-day conference at the Galle Face Hotel to share findings from the SLHAS study, to explain research opportunities, and to discuss future plans

We will be holding a full-day conference at the Galle Face Hotel to share findings from the SLHAS study, to explain research opportunities, and to discuss future plans. click >>More...

childrenSri Lanka Health Accounts: National Health Expenditure 1990-2019

Regular tracking and reporting of health expenditure flows is vital to understand and monitor Sri Lanka's health system. The original Sri Lanka Health Accounts (SLHA) system and Sri Lanka National Health Accounts (SLNHA) framework were designed by IHP staff, led by Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya, working under the direction of the Ministry of Health Management Development and Planning Unit and with the funding support of World Bank during 1998-1999. Sri Lanka Health Accounts (SLHA) estimates describe how much the country spends on healthcare, and how this is spent and by whom, applying international definitions. We have released our new publication Sri Lanka Health Accounts: National Health Expenditure 1990-2019. Electronic version of this publication and other expenditure tables and figures are accessible at ihp.lk/slha.

ADBGrowing Old Before Becoming Rich: Challenges Of An Aging Population In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's population has largely stopped growing, and it is older and will age more rapidly than most other developing countries. Sri Lanka's critical problem is that it will grow old before it becomes rich. As Sri Lanka's population ages, the costs of looking after the needs of the elderly will increase and will translate into increased fiscal costs for government. Whilst social norms still largely ensure that the family looks after their own elderly, the numbers of elderly living alone are already increasing at a rapid pace. This trend is as fast as that experienced by Japan in the 1970s. Sri Lankan policy makers should learn from Japanese experience that this is likely to lead to rapid changes in future, and that a policy which assumes family will continue to bear the burden will increasingly not be realistic. >>Read more

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