Marga Institute - Centre for Development Studies

Completed Projects

During the 35 years of its existence the Institute has completed approximately 1500 studies covering the following fields:

Intersectoral action for health (IAH) by Marga Institute sponsored by WHO

A unique collection of writings that takes you through a journey of changing concepts in health equity over a period nearly 40 years commencing with concepts of IAH to the current WHO initiative of social determinants of health.

  • ACCOUNTABILITY FOR HEALTH
  • ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT ON HEALTH NUTRITION HOME GARDENS
  • AN INDICATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR THE SHD PROFILE FOR SRI LANKA
  • BURDEN OF DISEASE AND EQUITY
  • CHILDREN IN SRI LANKA
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS
  • DEVELOPMENT OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE IN COUNTRY PAPER
  • ENHANCEMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY FOR THE POOR
  • EVALUATION OF THE UNICEF PROGRAMME IN THE ESTATE SECTOR
  • EXAMPLES OF HEALTH POLICY ANALYSIS
  • GAMPAHA HEALTH PROJECT
  • GUIDELINES FOR POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES ON INTERSECTORAL ACTION FOR HEALTH
  • HEALTH ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR
  • HEALTH AND NUTRITION DEVELOPMENT IN RURAL COMMUNITIES
  • HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT IN SRI LANKA
  • HEALTH IN DEVELOPMENT
  • HEALTH POLICY IN SRI LANKA
  • HEALTH RESEARCH WITH REFERENCE TO INTERSECTORAL ACTION
  • INTERSECTORAL ACTION FOR HEALTH - SRI LANKA STUDY
  • INTER-CITY WORKSHOP ON PRIMARY HEALTH CARE IN URBAN AREAS
  • INTERSECTORAL ACTION FOR HEALTH 1981
  • INTERSECTORAL ACTION FOR HEALTH AT DISTRICT LEVEL
  • INTERSECTORAL ACTION FOR HEALTH
  • INTERSECTORAL ACTION FOR HEALTH 1996
  • INTERSECTORAL ACTION FOR HEALTH _Some Areas Not Covered
  • INTERSECTORAL INTERVENTIONS FOR MATALE DISTRICT
  • INTERSECTORAL LINKAGES AND HEALTH DEVELOPMENT
  • MONOGRAPH ON POVERTY AND HEALTH
  • POVERTY AND HEALTH
  • POVERTY IN SRI LANKA
  • POVERTY IN SRI LANKA INDICATORS, TYPOLOGY AND STRATEGIES FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION
  • REDUCING POVERTY AND INEQUALITY IN SRI LANKA
  • REFLECTIONS ON AN ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT ON HEALTHNUTRITIONHOME GARDENS
  • REPORT OF THE CONSULTATION MEETING ON DEVELOPMENT OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
  • SEASONALITY AND HEALTH
  • SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT & PUBLIC POLICES
  • SOCIAL SECTOR PROFILE
  • SOCIAL SECURITY IN SRI LANKA
  • SUMMARY OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE WORKSHOP ON INTERSECTORAL ACTION FOR HEALTH 1
  • SUMMARY OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE WORKSHOP ON INTERSECTORAL ACTION FOR HEALTH 2
  • SURVEY OF THE HEALTH RELATED ACTIVITIES OF NON GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS IN SRI LANKA
  • TRAINING MANUAL ON INTERSECTORAL ACTION FOR HEALTH
  • TRENDS IN POVERTY AND THE LIVING CONDITIONS OF THE POOR

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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.

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