UNDP has been working as a key development partner of choice in Sri Lanka since 1967, to achieve sustainable human development in economic, social and environmental fronts.
UNDP, as the lead development agency of the United Nations, works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to empower lives and build resilient nations. UNDP’s comparative advantage as a global network and the lead development agency of the UN system places UNDP in a unique position to support the Government of Sri Lanka to overcome emerging challenges to continue its progress on a sustainable development path in line with the national priorities.
On the ground in Sri Lanka for over five decades, UNDP Sri Lanka today has an extensive and substantive network of partners throughout the government, international community, civil society, and private sector. UNDP Sri Lanka works with its partners to conduct outreach throughout the network, advocate and advise on policy, facilitate inter-agency dialogue and cooperation, and design, implement, execute development initiatives.
The Government of Sri Lanka is a crucial partner for UNDP. UNDP works with Government Ministries, Departments and Local Authorities at national, regional and local levels.
UNDP also works with a range of and civil society and private sector actores, aimed at eradicating extreme poverty, and reducing inequalities and exclusion to protect both people and the planet.
UNDP also works in close partnership with the UN System through the United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF). The 2018-2022 UNSDF serves as a common strategy in four strategic areas of focus:
- Towards improved data, knowledge management and evidence-based policy
- Strengthened, innovative public institutions and engagement towards a lasting peace
- Human security and socio-economic resilience
- Enhancing resilience to climate change and disasters and strengthening environmental management
More details on joint initiative with other UN agencies can be found here.