LIRNEasia will be holding an event titled Social Safety Nets and the State of Poverty in Sri Lanka on Wednesday 7 June, 2023 at 1000-1200hrs in Colombo, which will involve a presentation of the findings of a recent nationally representative survey of 10,000 Sri Lankan households conducted by LIRNEasia, followed by a panel discussion, with representation of stakeholders from government, multi-lateral donor organizations, and civil society.  
LIRNEasia Chair, Rohan Samarajiva delivered the keynote address on Day 1 of ICA Manipal Regional Hub 2023, organised by the Manipal Institute of Communication, titled: Inauthenticity of content in internet regulation: Who decides and how?
Sri Lanka Social Safety Net Survey: Survey Methodology Note
LIRNEasia is looking for a consultant to conduct an assessment on public-private collaborations in the data domain and to identify enablers and barriers to such partnerships, with special attention to achieving SDGs in Bangladesh. This will involve mapping public-private collaborations in the data domain in Bangladesh through desk research; and conducting key informant interviews to identify enablers and barriers for data partnerships.
Senior research manager, Gayani Hurulle spoke to the market research industry on LIRNEasia's experience in conducting impactful public policy research at a seminar organised to commemorate International Market Research Day.
LIRNEasia conducted a mapping study to understand the private sector collaborations related to data to achieve the SDGs across the continent. This is part of a Global South mapping study that we are leading with Cepei in Colombia and with support from the International Development Research Centre.
CEO Helani Galpaya participated in a panel titled “Demonstrating the Power of Private Sector Data for Sustainable Development” at the World Data Forum 2023.
CEO Helani Galpaya took part in a panel discussion at the 2nd Digital Economy Working Group meeting of the G20, held in Hyderabad, India  from 17-19 of April, 2023.
LIRNEasia CEO Helani Galpaya frames the discussions at the UN’s ongoing official consultations leading to the development of the Global Digital Compact, along with Vint Cerf and Tripti Sinha.
Can ChatGPT do the job of a qualitative researcher? Isuru Samaratunga tested out ChatGPT's ability to carry out qualitative data analysis. Here's what he learnt.
Helani Galpaya spoke on the information disorder at the panel discussion titled “Democracy in the Digital Age: How Canada Advances Internet Freedom for All," organised by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and the International Development Research Center (IDRC). 
LIRNEasia is currently looking to fill the role of a Senior Researcher. The full job description is available here. The deadline for applying is 11th April 2023.
LIRNEasia conducted a study on digital platform use across six countries in South and Southeast Asia. The working paper provides insights on popular platform types, drivers of and barriers to adoption, and the impact of COVID-19.
CEO Helani Galpaya was one of the participants at the Asia regional consultation on the UN Global Digital Compact (GDC)
Helani Galpaya took part in a panel at the 67th UN Commission on the Status of Women, titled Innovation for Women and Equality. 
In our blogpost with Citra Labs, we explore the role digital and data can play in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of social safety nets (social assistance) in Sri Lanka.