At the fifth Responsible Business Forum, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today called on business leaders to take a greater role in the new development era in order to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   This Forum, opened in Singapore by UNDP and Global Initiatives, aims to address a sea change in the nature of development funding by creating a new partnership for sustainable development.

While foreign funding (Official Development Assistance) is still essential for the development system, it now accounts for 0.7 percent of total financial flows in Asia-Pacific (down from 13.5 percent in 1990), while domestic public and private finance accounts for 89 percent, according to a UNDP report launched last month.
REGISTER NOW: Making Right to Information a Reality in Sri Lanka: The Role of Non-State Actors

Sri Lanka’s Right to Information (RTI) Act came into full effect on 3 February 2017. RTI is a fundamental tool for strengthening accountability and transparency in governance. It can also contribute to a culture of responsible and investigative journalism. Public awareness and use of RTI is key to its success. The dialogue will explore how public and media engagement on RTI can be enhanced, drawing from experiences of RTI jurisdictions in South Asia and beyond.Register today!

UNDP Sri Lanka Wins 2016 Awards for Excellence in Human Development Reporting

UNDP Sri Lanka was one of the four awardees alongside UNDP Chile, Montenegro and Uganda, to receive the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Human Development Reporting for the 2014 National Human Development Report.

Co-Financed Project looking at Effective Solid Waste Management to Generate Bio Gas Energy
Kaduwela Municipal Council and UNDP kick start Waste to Energy Project

The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) entered into its first Government Co-Financed project with the Kaduwela Municipal Council to effectively manage solid waste in the area to generate bio gas energy.

Your Guide to the Sustainabe Development Goals

All you need to know about the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Development Agenda

Today's Youth, Today's Leaders

“I was not always independent and self-confident. Quite the contrary; I was extremely shy. But now I make a conscious effort to advocate for equality in our society. Someone has to stand up!” says Sumangala, a YLDP Participant from Batticaloa. Read more about her story..

Catch the latest blogs on the UNLOCKED Project!

UNLOCKED is a space for Sri Lankan youth to express their views and opinions on development with the aim of creating positive change in the world. The views expressed in the blogs are solely those of the authors.

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EU Support to District Development Programme (EU-SDDP)

The European Union Support to District Development Programme (EU-SDDP) funded by the European Union is a 60-month Programme aimed at assisting Sri Lanka to make a transition from post-conflict assistance to reconstruction and development. UNDP is proud to be one of the six implementing agencies of this Programme.

#YouthNDev: Sri Lanka National Human Development Report 2014 launched!

The Sri Lanka National Human Development Report 2014 on Youth and Development explores the challenges of young people and opportunities for development, in the areas of education, employment, health, political participation and social integration, with gender as a cross-cutting theme. The Report was launched on the 12th of August, 2014, coinciding with the International Youth Day.

Together, communities build back with resilience

AusAID, UNDP and other partners initiated “Strengthening Disaster Management Capacities in Conflict Affected North and Eastern Provinces in Sri Lanka,” a project to create village resilience development plans for vulnerable communities in Sri Lanka.