• Where Passion Promotes Economic Development

      "Each morning I wake up excited about what is in store for me because each day is very different” Under the EU funded SDDP, 25 Economic Development Officers (EDOs), were trained in Entrepreneurship Development, designed and facilitated by UNDP. Find out what its like to be an EDO?

      24 june
    • Calling for Writers for the UNLOCKED Project

      UNLOCKED, an initiative by UNDP Sri Lanka, 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. We have partnerd with the Daily Financial Times (Daily FT) to take the Youth discussions forward and through this partnership, the UNLOCKED ONLINE space will be rolled out in a weekly column in Sri Lanka’s leading daily English newspapers - Daily FT. So hurry apply now! An opportunity not to be missed! The UNLOCKED Project is , following the launch of the National Human Development Report 2014 on Youth and Development.

      16 june
    • 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.

      5 june
    • UNDP and Hayleys Partner to Promote Seaweed Farming in the North

      UNDP in Sri Lanka partnered with Hayleys Aquagri Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Hayleys Group to expand Seaweed Farming in select islands in the Jaffna District. Through this partnership livelihood opportunities will be provided to 40 families of which 8 are female headed households.

      12 june
    • 'One stop' mobile clinics providing communities access to justice

      Displaced due to conflict, 18-year old Manickarajah Sulochana, of Vavuniya in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, migrated to India in 1990, just after getting married. She had three children in India, but when she returned to Sri Lanka in 2010, she didn’t have documentation for her children.

      27 january
    • #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.

      12 august
    • 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.

      19 march
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