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Statement by INASP on the importance of research and evidence

Published on March 7, 2017 , in all countries

Tags: Evidence, Policy, Research

INASP is increasingly concerned by the growing opposition to the role of scientific research and evidence voiced in global politics in recent months. With a vision of research and knowledge at the heart of development, INASP is committed to supporting the production of high-quality research and the appropriate use of evidence in policy making. The key principles that underpin our approach and guide our strategy are based on an understanding that evidence and knowledge are central to solving development challenges.

Research recommends composting as a viable option for solid waste management in Sri Lanka

Published on January 19, 2017 , in Sri Lanka

Tags: composting, Solid waste management, Sri Lanka

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Solid waste management is growing as a major problem in urban Sri Lanka with a rising population and rapid urbanization. The present system of open dumping has caused environmental and public health hazards, a research study has found. The research published in the NSBM Journal of Management, which is hosted on the INASP-supported Sri Lanka Journals Online platform (SLJOL), recommends the composting of organic matter as the most socio-economically viable method of waste management.

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