Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • Northern Livelihood Development Project Northern Livelihood Development Project The Northern Livelihood Development Project (N-LDP) aims to support conflict-affected communities, particularly those socially and economically excluded, in the Jaffna, Killinochchi and Mullaithivu districts to strengthen their capacities to become self-sufficient through engagement in fair and equitable livelihood opportunities, while increasing opportunities for interaction within and between communities.

  • Communities for ProgressThe overall objective of the project is to promote social cohesion and socio-economic empowerment of communities in 10 war-affected Divisional Secretariat Divisions located in 5 districts of the Northern, North-Central and Eastern Provinces. The immediate objectives of the project are to: i) enhance cohesive structures and collective actions to promote socio-economic empowerment involving all social groups within target communities; and ii) improve social interaction and acceptance among and within socio-culturally diverse communities.

  • Strengthening Enforcement of Law, Access to Justice and Social IntegrationThe Strengthening Enforcement of Law, Access to Justice and Social Integration in Sri Lanka (SELAJSI) Programme, will focus on ensuring that gains in the justice sector are institutionalized, systematized and scaled-up. By doing so, the Programme will also contribute to supporting several of the commitments made by the Government of Sri Lanka.

  • Governance for Local Economic DevelopmentUNDP's new flagship Governance for Local Economic Development Programme implemented in 2013-2017 focuses on increasing the capacity of sub-national level governance institutions, civil society, the private sector and communities in order to foster access to enhanced public sector service delivery, socio-economic development and social cohesion across the identified lagging regions, while securing the transition from recovery to development in the lagging areas of Sri Lanka.


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. With the former conflict-affected areas gradually moving from relief to resettlement and recovery, UNDP will adopt a local economic development framework to its work in conflict-affected areas, which will include a formal integration between its current downstream recovery and local governance programmes. UNDP will continue using market-based approaches with more emphasis on value-addition and enterprise development, to support its beneficiary communities to migrate from subsistence to market livelihoods, focusing on the well-being of people still at risk. This work will involve building connections between communities and private sector organizations, so they can access new markets and financial services.

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