Dr Rajith W. D. Lakshman
The Institute of Development Studies
Rajith W. D. Lakshman is an economist focusing on poverty and wellbeing within the specific areas of migration (forced and voluntary) and statelessness in urban settings. He has published extensively on issues of forced migration, conflict, and malnutrition. He has performed quantitative and qualitative analyses of household wellbeing and livelihoods in conflict and disaster affected areas where migrants have been forced into stateless communities. He has served as a consultant to several international and development agencies including UNHCR, ILO, Plan International and the UK Home Office.
Areas of interestMigration; wellbeing; cities.
- “Pathways to inclusive urban development: Contrasting perspectives of relocated men and women from Colombo and Kochi”. In Reducing Urban Violence in the Global South: Towards Safe and Inclusive Cities, eds. Jennifer Erin Salahub, Markus Gottsbacher, John de Boer and Mayssam D. Zaaroura (Routledge and IDRC, 2019): 200-220.
- “The Impact of Export Processing Zones on Employment, Wages and Labour Conditions in Developing Countries”, Journal of Development Effectiveness. 9 (3) (2017) 344-360.
- Dolf J.H. te Lintelo and R. W. D. Lakshman, “Equate and Conﬂate: Political Commitment to Hunger and Undernutrition Reduction in Five High-Burden Countries”, World Development, 76 (2015): 280–292.
- “The children left behind by international migrants from Sri Lanka: victims or beneficiaries of globalization” in Child and Youth Migration: Mobility-in-Migration in an Era of Globalization, eds. Angela Veale and Giorgia Dona (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014): 162-185.
- “Impact of Displacement on Women and Female-headed Households: A Mixed Method Analysis with a Microeconomic Touch”, Journal of Refugee Studies. 26 (1) (2013): 26-46.