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 Public Finance 

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This manual is designed to function as a guide for CSOs to better understand the budgetary process in Sri Lanka and engage with the key institutions involved in public finance management. The manual consists of a glossary of key public finance terms, an overview of the key government institutions, an overview of the legislative framework that governs public finance in Sri Lanka, and a budget calendar highlighting key events and potential points of engagement and participation.

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Advocata's report is a deep dive on the impact of State Owned Enterpises (SOEs) on Sri Lanka's economy. The report includes an overview of the evolution of SOEs in Sri Lanka; the causes and consequences of SOE underperformance; lessons in reforming SOEs and the potential way forward. 

 Gender Equality and Social Inclusion 

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This study focusses on ethno-religious relations in Sri Lanka and uses household surveys to gather empirical data to track perceptions, attitudes, social behaviour and personal experiences to map trends and patterns in different political and social contexts. It builds on the work that ICES has previously been doing on inter-religious relations and peaceful coexistence to drive policy change and social interventions

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This study analyses publicly reported incidents of Violence Against Women (VAW) and the form of coverage received in news media. This includes an analysis of the ecosystem in which VAW reporting takes place, patterns in reported incidents and challenges faced in reporting incidents of VAW. The study also explores the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on women, VAW and VAW reporting. 

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 Countering Disinformation 

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This study conducted by the Institute for Environment and Development (IED)  explores the traditional role of civil society in countering disinformation on social media in Bangladesh

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This study examines existing election laws that apply to social media for the purpose of ensuring free and fair elections in Sri Lanka. Key observations are made on the Constitutional and legal framework relating to elections and social media and collaboration between social media platforms and the Elections Commission.

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