Think tank

LIRNEAsia

Colombo, Sri Lanka

LIRNEasia is a pro-poor, pro-market think tank. It is in favor of decentralized innovation – including through competitive markets – to enhance the lives of the poor. They conduct in-depth, policy-relevant research on infrastructure industries including ICT sectors. It’s work extends to other sectors such as agriculture which can benefit the poorest citizens of the Asia Pacific. They document regional good practices, ; disseminate independent, actionable knowledge, to policy makers, regulators, service providers and the media; train policy intellectuals; and provide short-term advisory assistance.

Contact details

Website:
www.lirneasia.net

Address:
12 Balcombe Place, Colombo 08 Sri Lanka

Country:
Sri Lanka

Sub-region:
Southern Asia

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Asia-Pacific
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
2004
Age (years)
LIRNEAsia
 18
Sri Lanka average
 30
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Rohan Samarajiva
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2022): Helani Galpaya
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2019): Helani Galpaya
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2022
LIRNEAsia
 19
Sri Lanka average
 32
Global average
 44
% Female staff
2022
LIRNEAsia
 63%
Sri Lanka average
 64%
Global average
 53%
% Female researchers
2022
LIRNEAsia
 64%
Sri Lanka average
 69%
Global average
 35%

Social

Likes (2021)
LIRNEAsia
 1,977
Sri Lanka average
 24,645
Global average
 30,826
Twitter
Followers (2022)
LIRNEAsia
 2,434
Sri Lanka average
 2,716
Global average
 19,281
Followers (2021)
LIRNEAsia
 2,289
Followers (2022)
LIRNEAsia
 644
Sri Lanka average
 2,152
Global average
 16,399

Data notes

Last updated: 30/06/2022
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation, Organisation´s website
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