Due to the increasing attention being paid to the need for care on a worldwide scale, a detailed evaluation of its economic significance and contribution to national development is imperative.  As a result, pressure will be on legislators to give this problem top priority.

The Social Science Research Council of Canada, the University of Toronto, Verite Research, and Kandy Consulting Group are in the process of conducting a pilot survey to acquire quantitative data.

As a first step, KCG has already finished Focus Group Discussions for this purpose in four different districts: Gampaha, Vavuniya, Trincomalee, and Kandy. The pre-planning of data collecting is under way as the next stage.