Sri Lanka and ADB
In the Spotlight
In Sri Lanka's arid North Central province, a government drive to improve domestic water quality has made life easier and safer for thousands of households, as well as reducing chronic kidney disease.
The country operations business plan (COBP), 2017-2019, is presented as an enhanced plan to extend the interim CPS, 2015-2016 until a new CPS is approved in 2017. The new COBP increased the allocation for the education sector to strengthen support for human capital development, and included assistance for higher education in addition to secondary education and skills development.
Gearing Up for Competitiveness: The Role of Planning, Governance, and Finance in Small and Medium-sized Cities in South Asia
Local government must play a proactive role in supporting a city’s economic strength, by driving local economic development planning, understanding its role in the region, and aligning its development policies, plans, and investments.
ADB continues to support Sri Lanka in new areas such as private sector development, knowledge solutions, and development of advanced infrastructure as the country transforms into an upper-middle-income country.
Sri Lanka is entering a new stage of development and, within a few years, will be ready to reach upper-middle-income status. The country’s new government - which was formed following the presidential and general elections in January 2015 and August 2015, respectively - is focused on inclusive growth, good governance, and private sector development.
The ADB interim country partnership strategy for Sri Lanka includes the agriculture, natural resources, and rural development as priority sectors to strengthen the country's drive toward inclusive growth.
Sri Lanka is a member of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program.
Projects in Sri Lanka
- Green Power Development and Energy Efficiency Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2
- Colombo Suburban Railway Project
- Northern Province Sustainable Fisheries Development Project
- Jaffna and Kilinochchi Water Supply Project-Additional Financing
- Expressway Connectivity Investment Program - Facility
Maternal mortality ratio in Sri Lanka, per 100,000 live births (2015)
Population in Sri Lanka, in millions (2015)
Population living below the national poverty line in Sri Lanka (2013)
Average annual population growth rate in Sri Lanka (2010-2015)