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Research Economist, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka
Priyanka Jayawardena has over 15 years of research experience at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka. Her areas of expertise include skills and education, demographics, health, and labor markets. She has worked as a consultant to international organizations, including World Bank, ADB, and UNICEF. She holds a BSc in Statistics and MA in Economics from the University of Colombo.
Nutrition-specific interventions should target the first 1,000 days, promote behavioral change, and focus on the most vulnerable.