Sri Lanka: Country Gender Assessment - An Update | Asian Development Bank

Sri Lanka: Country Gender Assessment - An Update

Institutional Document | August 2015

The Sri Lanka Country Gender Assessment Update revises information and data presented in the 2008 Country Gender Assessment published by ADB.

Jointly prepared by ADB and GIZ, this update comprises two main sections: first, an overview of the situation of women in Sri Lanka, which identifies gender gaps in various sectors; and second, a review of gender equality policy initiatives in the country. The appendix contains a table identifying gender equality issues in various areas such as women’s rights, political representation, health education, and postconflict recovery.


  • Executive Summary
  • Women in Sri Lanka: An Overview
  • Gender Equality Policy Initiatives
  • Appendix