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Sri Lanka: Conflict-Affected Region Emergency Project

Evaluation Document | 10 October 2018

Sri Lanka had been severely affected by about 3 decades of internal armed conflict, with the Northern Province bearing the brunt of hostilities. This had a destructive effect on the northern region and its population, with much of the infrastructure damaged or destroyed, access to basic social services disrupted, and the livelihood of the population severely affected. The conflict caused significant human suffering and displacement, resulting in an estimated 277,000 internally displaced persons at appraisal. The government launched the 180-day plan for internally displaced persons resettlement to enable them to restart their livelihood, which included restoring public administration, social services, and community and social infrastructure to meet their most critical basic needs. 

In January 2010, the government formally requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for an emergency loan, which took over 12 weeks to process, exceeding the requirements under the ADB Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy.

This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.