Democratic Governance

  • Feb 17, 2013Equal Access to Justice Project - Evaluation of Outcome (May 2012)The Equal Access to Justice Project (A2J) was launched in August 2004. The evaluation was expected to be conducted as an Outcome evaluation covering the North, East and Uva Provinces and some national level areas, taking into account the impact of the existing political and socio-economic context upon the programmes and the implementation modality.

  • Feb 5, 2013The Struggle for Equal Political Representation of Women in Sri LankaThis study commissioned by the Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Empowerment and UNDP has sought to briefly trace the history of women’s representation politics, map the work that has been done by women’s organizations and the National Institutions for Women in order to increase women’s participation and representation in political institutions in Sri Lanka, and finally propose recommendations for future activism.


UNDP supports the Government to address governance issues by strengthening national institutions to respond to the needs of its citizens. UNDP’s new programme cycle which came into operation in 2013, closely links the poverty reduction, democratic governance and crisis prevention and recovery pillars, under the new ‘Governance for Empowerment and Social Inclusion’ cluster. UNDP will continue to support responsive governance and strengthen access to justice and the rule of law.