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Assessment of Sri Lanka Government's Commitment to Crisis Response Policies 2022
How well did the government implement the proposed Crisis Response Policies? Sri Lanka’s prolonged economic crisis and socio-political turmoil have had severe repercussions for its citizens. Three defining characteristics of the crisis have been: acute shortages in essential medicine & drugs, surging food inflation, and fuel shortages that rendered citizens immobile for months. In this context, Verité Research set out to assess how well the government implemented policies it proposed to overcome these three problems during the first half of 2022. The objectives were to (1) improve visibility on government decision-making and its subsequent follow-through and (2) hold the government and its vast network of bureaucracy accountable.