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