Export processing zones in Sri Lanka : Economic impact and social issues

Multinational Enterprises Programme Working Paper No. 69

The objectives of this study are to review the characteristics of EPZs and their influence on economic growth, export performance and employment in Sri Lanka. Working conditions and labour relations within the zones, with special reference to the situation of women workers, will also be examined. An assessment of the potential role of EPZs in the area of employment and in the overall development process will be undertaken.