Think tank

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
 49
Sri Lanka average
 29
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2020): Amar Gunatilleke (CEO)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Amar Gunatilleke (CEO)
Leader gender: Male

Social

Likes (2021)
Marga Institute Center for Development Studies
 3,168
Sri Lanka average
 17,059
Global average
 31,384
Likes (2019)
Marga Institute Center for Development Studies
 391
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Marga Institute Center for Development Studies
 45
Sri Lanka average
 2,432
Global average
 18,429
Followers (2019)
Marga Institute Center for Development Studies
 34

Data notes

Last updated: 22/02/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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