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LIRNEasia Chair, Rohan Samarajiva and Senior Research Fellow, Sujata Gamage recently published an article in the Journal of Information Policy entitled Forming Policy Intellectuals in the Asia Pacific and Africa: Communication Policy Research South, 2006–2018. Read the full article here.
LIRNEasia submitted a response to the Ministry of Technology’s invitation to comment on the Cyber Security Bill uploaded to the website of Sri Lanka CERT in August 2023 (www.cert.gov.lk). The submission addresses specific concerns related to the requirement for accreditation of Cyber Security service providers, the composition of the Cyber Security Regulatory Authority and the definition of the term Critical National Information Infrastructure.
LIRNEasia is currently looking to fill the role of a Junior Researcher. The full job description is available here. The deadline for applying is 31st August 2023.
We are inviting proposals from potential bidders to conduct a qualitative study on Information Disorder in Sri Lanka.
We are inviting proposals from potential Bidders to conduct a Longitudinal study on the drivers of household electricity consumption in Sri Lanka. The full RFP can be downloaded here. Please also see our Technical Proposal Template, Financial Proposal Template, and Contract Template before submitting the proposals. Deadline for submissions is 24th July 2023

Data for Governance

Posted by on July 13, 2023  /  0 Comments

The ‘Harnessing Data for Democratic Development in South and Southeast Asia’ project currently being implemented by LIRNEasia is focused on data policy ecosystems in South and Southeast Asia taking into account both formal and informal policy and practice. The project also aims to expend the community of practice of Asian Data for Development practitioners and enhance the capacity of actors to participate in policy making processes and evidence-based policy influence related to data. Data governance ecosystems are made up of policies, laws, practices, behaviours and technologies that govern data. Ideally, a data governance system protects rights, enables innovation, improves transparency, and ultimately brings about democratic, inclusive governance. There are many existing and new such policies, laws and practices and tensions can arise when balancing conflicting needs.
Sujata Gamage, Senior Research Fellow explores the question of how civil society can make use of opportunities for deeper engagement in policy-making.
Senior Research Manager Gayani Hurulle, Statistician Tharaka Amarasinghe and Chairman of the Welfare Benefits Board  B. Wijayaratne, spoke of Social Safety Nets in a virtual session organised by the National Movement for Social Justice on the 25th June 2023.
LIRNEasia congratulates  Chiranthi Rajapakse and Yudhanjaya Wijeratne who recently became the recipients of the prestigious Gratiaen Prize, 2023. Their winning works were  titled ‘Keeping time and other stories’ (short story collection) and ‘The wretched and the damned’ (novel) respectively.
LIRNEasia held an event titled Social Safety Nets and the State of Poverty in Sri Lanka on Wednesday 7 June 2023  in Colombo. This event involved 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 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.