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Poverty Data: Sri Lanka


Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Sri Lanka

Latest available data on selected indicators (population below national poverty line, population below $1.90 purchasing power parity/day) for Sri Lanka's Sustainable Development Goal 1.

Latest available data on selected indicators (prevalence of undernourishment, stunting, and malnutrition) for Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Development Goal 2.

Latest available data on selected indicators (maternal and neonatal mortality rates; tuberculosis incidence; mortality rates attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, or chronic respiratory disease) for Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Development Goal 3.

Latest available data on selected indicators (participation rates in organized learning, proportion of teachers who have received at least the minimum organized teacher training) for Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Development Goal 4.

Latest available data on selected indicators (proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments) for Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Development Goal 5.

Latest available data on selected indicators (share of population with electricity access, renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption) for Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Development Goal 7.

Latest available data on selected indicators (unemployment rates [male/female]; share of adults with an account at a bank or other financial institution) for Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Development Goal 8.

Latest available data on selected indicators (CO2 emissions, official flows for infrastructure, share of population covered by mobile networks [3G, LTE/WiMAX]) for Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Development Goal 9.

Latest available data on selected indicators (growth rates of household expenditure or income per capita) for Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Development Goal 10.

Latest available data on average annual mean of particulate matter for Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Development Goal 11.

Latest available data on selected indicators (material footprint, domestic material consumption) for Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Development Goal 12.

Latest available data on selected indicators (volume of remittances as a proportion to total GDP, debt service as a percentage of exports of goods and services) for Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Development Goal 17.


Social Protection Data: Sri Lanka

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