Dileni Gunewardena has a doctorate in Economics from American University (1996) and a B.A. (Honours) from University of Peradeniya, where she is Professor of Economics. She teaches Gender Economics, Labour Economics and Microeconomics of Development. Her research interests lie in the confluence of gender economics, labour economics and development. She has been a Fulbright Scholar and Echidna Global Scholar, and has twice won Global Development Network (GDN) awards for her research on poverty, and on gender wage gaps. Her recent research includes a Brookings/Center for Universal Education Echidna Global Scholar working paper on why Sri Lankan women are not translating their educational gains into workforce advantages, and she has blogged on the topic on Brookings and World Bank websites. She has just finished working on a 13 country study examining the links between skills, education and labour market outcomes from a gender perspective which was a background paper to the World Development Report 2018.
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