Poverty Reduction

Governance for Local Economic Development (GLED)


Building on the programmatic areas, results, networks and best practices of previous UNDP Projects, UNDP's new flagship Governance for Local Economic Development Programme (GLED) implemented during 2013-2017 focuses on strengthening governance capacities at District, Divisional and Provincial levels and improving socio-economic opportunities in vulnerable regions in the country. The GLED Programme has three main Projects under it, the EU-UN Joint Intervention Supporting Integrated District Development in Sri Lanka, the Northern Livelihood Development Project and the Agro-Economic Development Project. The GLED Programme covers both areas of Poverty Reduction and Democratic Governance.  



  • The Agro-Economic Development Project (ADP), funded by the Government of Cananda, is a three year Project aimed at improving the livelihood opportunities of the communities in Jaffna, Killinochchi and Mullaitivu.

  • The Northern Livelihood Development Project (NLDP) aims to support conflict-affected communities particularly in Jaffna, Killinochchi and Mullaitivu to strengthen their capacities to become self-sufficient through engagement in equitable livelihood opportunities.

  • 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.

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