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Dr Rajith W. D. Lakshman

Consultant, Migration and Displacement

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 interest

Migration; wellbeing; cities.