Northern Livelihood Development Project

What is this Project about?

The Northern Livelihood Development Project (NLDP) funded by the Government of Norway commenced on 1st July 2012. Since NLDP I, the Project has run into its third phase, with NLDP II and III running simultaneously till February 2015 (The first phase of the Project was co-funded by the Government of New Zealand as well). The initial focus of NLDP I was to support conflict-affected communities, particularly those socially and economically excluded in the Jaffna, Killinochchi and Mullaitivu 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. NLDP II took on a focus of improving sustainable livelihood opportunities as well as support the capacity enhancement of local level governance institutions / public sector organizations to coordinate and manage service delivery in the same Districts. Considering the economic development needs in a post war context the third phase of NLDP, was developed to promote local economic development through enhancing market-based livelihood opportunities for vulnerable communities in the said Districts. 

What is the status of this Project?



Budget (NOK)


Completed (July 2012 – November 2013)



Completed (August 2013 - February 2014)



Completed (July 2014 – June 2016)

*The figure excludes USD 615,274 received from the Government of New Zealand

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