Dileni Gunewardena

Dileni Gunewardena


University of Peradeniya, Verité Research

Dileni Gunewardena is the Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. She teaches gender economics, labour economics, and economic development. Her research includes empirical analyses of human capital, gender and labour markets, ethnic inequality, poverty, and child nutrition. She has a doctorate in economics from American University, and has been a Fulbright Scholar, a Brookings Institution Echidna Global Scholar, a Global Development Network (GDN) award winner and a visiting scholar at American University’s Programme in Gender Analysis in Economics. She is a PEP Research Fellow and a Research Associate at Verité Research.

Current Projects

Affiliated Outputs

Research Findings

Mapping Sri Lanka’s Care Economy

5 October 2023

Essays Research Findings

Estimating the Paid Care Sector in Sri Lanka

5 October 2023

Facts and Context Project Profiles

Country Profile: Care Economy in Sri Lanka

5 October 2023

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