UNDP Annual Report 2018
As one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies, present in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is on the frontlines of anticipating, understanding and acting on today’s opportunities and risks.
Dec 11, 2020
NDCs can be a building block for a green recovery to the COVID-19 crisis and they offer an important blueprint for climate action that can spur economic growth, technology transformation, job creation and address key social inequalities.
Nov 24, 2020
This document is a summary of the research study undertaken in 2018 with the overall objective of assessing the gender sensitivity and gender responsiveness of Sri Lanka’s police service. The research study comprised two parts. The first (Study A), was an assessment of the Divisional Bureaus for the Prevention of Abuse of Children and Women. The research study evaluated the quality of services provided, and analysed the availability of officers at all Women and Children’s Desks throughout Sri Lanka. The second (Study B), was an assessment of gender equality in Sri Lanka’s Police service. The research study analysed to what extent gender discriminatory practices are entrenched in the structures, processes, and mechanisms, as well as in day-to-day practices of the Sri Lanka Police.
Nov 24, 2020
This research study was undertaken with the overall objective of analysing the gender responsiveness of Sri Lanka’s Police service. The discourse on gender equality has long established that women and men have distinct needs in society. Women’s needs often remain unmet because what may seem like gender-blind or gender-neutral mechanisms and processes, in fact can be either insensitive to women’s specific needs or even discriminate against women. The gender responsiveness of a country’s police service can be evaluated using three inter-related measures: (1) the availability of services and mechanisms specifically designed and put in place to respond to the issues and concerns of women in the community and, in the case of this study, children; (2) the number of women in the police service; and (3) the commitment to the principles and values of gender equality within the institution’s internal structures, processes, and mechanisms.