Sri Lanka Prosperity Index (SLPI), increased to 0.783 in 2018 from 0.548 recorded in 2017. All three sub-indices of SLPI, namely ‘Economy and Business Climate’, ‘Well-being of the People’ and ‘Socio-Economic Infrastructure’ contributed to this increase.
Economy and Business Climate sub-index improved mainly due to price stability and increase in informal sector wages during 2018. With regard to the sub-index of Well-being of the People, major improvements were recorded in the aspects of health facilitation, quality of education, wealth of people and purity of the environment. Socio-Economic Infrastructure sub-index also increased slightly during 2018 mainly due to the improvements in availability of electricity, transportation, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities and pipe borne water quality.