Review of poverty related data and data sources in Sri Lanka by Indra Tudawe

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Published by Institute of Policy Studies in Colombo .

Written in English

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  • Sri Lanka,
  • Sri Lanka.


  • Poverty -- Sri Lanka.,
  • Sri Lanka -- Economic conditions.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 34-39).

Book details

StatementIndra Tudawe.
SeriesResearch studies., no. 4
ContributionsInstitute of Policy Studies (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
LC ClassificationsHC424.Z9 P68 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination40 p. ;
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6882063M
ISBN 10955912286X
LC Control Number00440986

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