Sunimalee Madurawala

Sunimalee’s research interests include health economics, gender and population studies. She holds a BA (Economic Special) degree with a first class and a Masters in Economics (MEcon) degree from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is also partly qualified in Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA-UK). She was selected as a Fellow for the Asia-Pacific Capacity Development on Gender and Macroeconomic Issues, held in Japan in 2011.

Sunimalee has more than ten years of experience researching issues around gender, health economics, education and labour. She co-authored the study: “Liberalising Health Services under SAARC Agreement on Trade in Services (SATIS): Implications for South Asian Countries”, and more recently wrote the report “Public or Private: Determinants of Choice of Healthcare Providers in Sri Lanka”. Member of the Southern Voice network.

Areas of expertise prepared to comment on: Health Economics and Policy, Gender and Population Studies

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Selected publications

Madurawala, S. (2020). ‘Pandemics, Women and Women in the Workforce’ in Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2020., Colombo: Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.

Madurawala, S. (2020). ‘The Covid-19 Pandemic, Women and Women in The Workforce’. Policy Insight based on comprehensive chapter on ‘Pandemics, Women and Women in the Workforce’ in Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2020, Colombo: Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.

Madurawala, S. (2019). ‘4IR: A Challenge or an Opportunity for Gender Equality?’ in Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2019, Colombo: Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.

Madurawala, S. (2019). ‘4IR: A Challenge or an Opportunity for Gender Equality?’. Policy Insight based on comprehensive chapter on ‘4IR: A Challenge or an Opportunity for Gender Equality?’ in Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2019, Colombo: Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.

Tobacco Control Programme: Understanding the Policy Problem – Who is in the Last Mile? (2019-2020)

Madurawala, S., Karunanayake, C. and Thilanka, C. (2020). ‘Tobacco Smoking in Sri Lanka: Identifying and Understanding the Last Mile Smokers,’ Colombo: Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka
Role: 
Research Economist
Language: 
English
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