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    31 Jul 2022
    Sri Lanka Consumer Confidence: Consumer confidence continued to decline in June
    The Institute for Health Policy (IHP) released today the June 2022 update of its Consumer Confidence Indices, which are being trialled as part of its Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS). The Index of Consumer Sentiment (ICS), which is the broadest measure reflecting the publicís views on their personal economic status and the broader national economy, fell 4 points from 6 in May to 2 in June, close to its lowest potential level of 0. The Index of Consumer Expectation (ICE), which captures Sri Lankansí views about the future, also fell from 4 points to 1 in June, indicating that sentiment is being driven by increasing lack of confidence in the future.

    This worsening in sentiment is despite the resignation of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in early May but coincided with growing numbers of people turning out on the street and calls for the President to resign. The deterioration in the economic situation with continuing power cuts, lack of fuel and transports, and worsening shortages of items undoubtedly contribute. Overall, the public remained deeply pessimistic about conditions and the future during June.
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    30 Jun 2022
    Sri Lanka Consumer Confidence: Consumer confidence remained extremely pessimistic through May
    The Institute for Health Policy (IHP) released today the May 2022 update of its Consumer Confidence Indices, which are being trialled as part of its Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS).

    IHPís Index of Consumer Sentiment, Consumer Expectation and Current Conditions remain highly pessimistic, unchanged from April.

    Throughout May, all IHP's consumer confidence indices have remained at extremely low levels. Leading up to the country-wide protests and the resignation of the Prime Minister on 9 May, some small improvements were seen in the Index of Consumer Expectation (ICE), which measures the public's expectations about the future, and the Index of Consumer Sentiment (ICS), which measures the public's views on their personal economic status and the national economy. However, despite the resignation of the Prime Minister, and subsequent appointment of a new Prime Minister, there was no improvement in any of the indices. This may be reflective of the country's continued difficulties in ensuring essentials such as fuel, electricity, essential food items and other goods and services.
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    11 May 2022
    Sri Lanka Consumer Confidence: Continued Drop in April to Reach New Low of 5
    The Institute for Health Policy (IHP) released today the April 2022 update of its Consumer Confidence Indices, which are being trialled as part of its Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS). IHP's Index of Consumer Sentiment (ICS), a measure of how the public views their personal economic situation and the wider national economy, fell a further three points in April to 5, closer to its floor of zero, and reaching its lowest level since IHP began tracking it.

    The study noted that consumer confidence was higher in the youth (ages 18-29 years) until February 2022, has also collapsed making comsumer confidence accross all age groups similar.
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    17 Nov 2021
    Increasing Numbers of Sri Lankans Want to Migrate, especially Youth and Disenchanted Government Voters
    IHP today released the first results from the Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS) that was launched to assess public opinion as the country recovers from COVID-19. SLOTS.jpg

     
    29 Sep 2021
    Strengthening Developing Member Countries Capacity in Elderly Care
    The "Country Diagnostic Study On Long-Term Care In Sri Lanka", is one of six country diagnostic studies, prepared under the ADB technical assistance 9111: Strengthening Developing Member Countries' Capacity in Elderly Care. The research, analysis and writing was conducted by the research team at the Institute for Health Policy. Other countries in the study are Indonesia, Mongolia, Tonga, Thailand, and Viet Nam. CDSLTC.jpg

    The publication presents a study on the availability and provision of long-term care (LTC) in Sri Lanka, and it discusses findings from the analysis and offers recommendations for the development of LTC systems in the country.

     
    30 Apr 2020
    Blaming the public is an admission of failure - in conversation with Dr Ravindra Rannan-Eliya on Sri Lanka's COVID-19 response
    A widely shared blog post written by Executive Director & Fellow of the Institute of Health (IHP) Dr Ravindra Rannan-Eliya earlier this week called for fresh thinking in Sri Lanka's approach to containing the COVID-19 as the number of confirmed cases surged past 500. Economynext, part of the Echelon media company interviwed Dr Rannan-Eliya to further clarify what was shared on his blog . Enlogo.jpg

     
    10 Apr 2020
    COVID - 19 Short interview by Hiru TV
    In a short interview with Hiru TV, Dr Rannan-Eliya shares his views on what needs to be prioratised in the current COVID crisis hirunews.JPG

     
    29 Mar 2020
    COVID - 19 crisis will not be over soon: prepare for a long slog
    Dr Ravi Rannan-Eliya, Director IHP, in his article to the Sunday Times, shares five key facts we need to know to understand the future. He further reiterates in the same article that life will not return to normal for at least the next 12 months: our political leaders need to prepare everyone for a long slog. covid1902.jpg

     
    26 Mar 2020
    COVID - 19
    In response to the unprecedented challenge posed by the COVID-19 epidemic, IHP has launched a blog to communicate rapid analysis and comment on developing issues. Our goal is to support public understanding and preparedness. covid19.jpg

     
    7 Nov 2019
    Supoort for MOH Global Fund HSS Proposal 2019
    IHP is supporting the Ministry of Health draft and submit a proposal to Global Fund for Euros 20 million in funding to support health systems strengthening. MOH.gif

    The proposal targets Euros 20 million in rebt repayments that Sri Lanka is to make to a German funder, which Germany has offered to contribute in a debt swap facility to fund further health systems strengthening through the Global Fund.

     
     
     
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