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
 19
Sri Lanka average
 29
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: Rohan Samarajiva
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2022): Helani Galpaya
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2021): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2020): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Staff size
2022
LIRNEAsia
 19
Sri Lanka average
 29
Global average
 42
% Female staff
2022
LIRNEAsia
 63%
Sri Lanka average
 65%
Global average
 53%
% Female researchers
2022
LIRNEAsia
 64%
Sri Lanka average
 68%
Global average
 36%

Social

Likes (2021)
LIRNEAsia
 1,977
Sri Lanka average
 23,798
Global average
 30,836
Followers (2022)
LIRNEAsia
 2,434
Sri Lanka average
 2,873
Global average
 19,187
Followers (2021)
LIRNEAsia
 2,289
Followers (2022)
LIRNEAsia
 644
Sri Lanka average
 2,479
Global average
 16,270

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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