As UNDP Sri Lanka moves into a new programme cycle in 2013, this publication captures the key achievements and way forward
As a former child soldier with the LTTE, Kanthi’s dream of being able to return to school recently came true when a mobile documentation service in her area issued her with a replacement birth certificate, a document critical for school admission and exam enrollment. Meanwhile, neighbours in her village, Raman and Sidhamani, were able to register their marriage after 40 years, an important step to facilitate inheritance claims one day in the future.more
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A key policy instrument that also details the available grievance redress mechanisms, the Citizen’s Charter promotes transparency and accountability in a government administration. Today, the Citizen’s Charter has helped 14,022 Grama Niladhari offices across the island as well as 108 Divisional Secretariats and 8 District Secretariats in the Eastern, Southern and Uva provinces to achieve just this as they take a crucial step forward in improving public service delivery. more
Projects and Initiatives
The Equal Access to Justice Project – Phase II was developed to deepen and orient the activities of Phase I of the Equal Access to Justice Project within a conflict prevention framework, while also continuing the shift of the primary focus to the East and North, as well as to the estate sector, and addressing trust/confidence-building, gender-equity, peaceful conflict resolution and mediation. more
UNDP in Sri Lanka
The Sri Lanka National Human Development Report 2014 on Youth and Development explores the challenges of young people and opportunities for development, in the areas of education, employment, health, political participation and social integration, with gender as a cross-cutting theme.