THE FORUM

The Smart Future Forum features insights and thought leadership from our network of policy professionals and development practitioners on topics relating to CSF’s thematic areas. Here you will find articles, reports, essays, op-eds, interviews, and more.

REFRESHING GROWTH IN THE PROVINCES:
CHANGING THE NARRATIVE

For a while now provinces outside Sri Lanka’s Western Province have been characterized as ‘lagging regions’, due to their slower growth trajectory, smaller share of national output, and more pronounced weaknesses in development indicators like multidimensional poverty.

SOLVING TRADE FINANCE BOTTLENECKS
WITH BLOCKCHAIN

Trade finance represents one of the three factors that hinder exports, affecting the possibility of linking or moving up the value chain and operating in the global markets. csfasiatest