Marga Institute Center for Development Studies

Marga Institute
Colombo, Sri Lanka

The institute is a private, multidisciplinary research body set up as an autonomous, nonprofit Sri Lankan organization. Its main activity is development research within a value-oriented framework. The founding group felt the need for more systematic research to understand the issues relevant to the formulation of development policies in Sri Lanka and to devise strategies for their implementation. Although its primary function is research, the institute is engaged in several other activities. It has a continuing program of publications; organizes national, regional and international seminars on a regular basis; and has undertaken several experimental village development projects, which combine research with action in the field. Since 1983, the institute has also undertaken consulting work for the government and its agencies, international institutions and some private organizations in Sri Lanka. The main objective of this type of work is to utilize the research experience of the institute's staff for the evaluation of development programs implemented in Sri Lanka and elsewhere.

Contact details

Website:
https://www.margasrilanka.org/

Address:
# 941/1, Jayanthi Mawatha, Kotte Road, Ethul Kotte, SriLanka.

Country:
Sri Lanka

Sub-region:
Southern Asia

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Sri Lanka
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1972
Age (years)
Marga Institute Center for Development Studies
 51
Sri Lanka average
 29
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Founder gender: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Asoka Gunawardena
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2021): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Staff size
2023
Marga Institute Center for Development Studies
 46
Sri Lanka average
 22
Global average
 66
% Female staff
2023
Marga Institute Center for Development Studies
 13%
Sri Lanka average
 18%
Global average
 50%
% Female researchers
2023
Marga Institute Center for Development Studies
 28%
Sri Lanka average
 52%
Global average
 48%

Social

Likes (2023)
Marga Institute Center for Development Studies
 8,901
Sri Lanka average
 7,159
Global average
 27,107
Likes (2022)
Marga Institute Center for Development Studies
 3,542
Likes (2021)
Marga Institute Center for Development Studies
 3,168
Twitter
Followers (2023)
Marga Institute Center for Development Studies
 51
Sri Lanka average
 3,444
Global average
 20,011
Followers (2022)
Marga Institute Center for Development Studies
 49
Followers (2021)
Marga Institute Center for Development Studies
 45

Data notes

Last updated: 08/05/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : Authenticated
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation┬┤s website
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