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    Post Conflict
    Development
    Sri Lanka is emerging from a twenty six year old civil war and is in what we currently define as a ‘post-war’ period.
    The direct violence of war has ended, but many of the underlying issues, which led to and perpetuated the conflict, are yet to be addressed.
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    The Necessity of Increasing
    Women's Political Representation in Sri Lanka
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    Café Series
    Space for Interaction hosts debates on topical and current issues related to poverty,
    development and social change, held at CEPA premises in an informal setting.

The Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA)

CEPA is an independent, Sri Lankan think-tank promoting a better understanding of poverty-related development issues. CEPA believes that poverty is an injustice that should be overcome and that overcoming poverty involves changing policies and practices nationally and internationally, as well as working with people in poverty. CEPA strives to contribute to influencing poverty-related development policy, at national, regional, sectoral, programme and project levels.

The Centre for Poverty Analysis was established in May of 2001 by nine Sri Lankan professionals working on poverty related issues. CEPA was founded with the intention of institutionalising poverty impact monitoring and poverty analysis within the Sri Lankan institutional landscape and incorporated (on 24th April, 2001) under Section 21 of the Companies Act as a non-profit company.

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Poverty in Sri Lanka

Poverty head count ratio - Sectors

Poverty head count ratio - Sri lanka


Blog
From housing without rights to right to housing

Sri Lanka’s urban social housing policy has a rich history but at present it is riddled with problems. The most serious of these is manifest in the post-war Urban...

National Housing Week: A time to reaffirm a rights-based approach to housing

Sri Lanka has a significant policy history in the area of social housing. Since 1948, significant continuities and changes are evident in housing policy in urban areas, which also...

Voting to End Poverty

As we approach a crucial parliamentary election, the Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) underlines the importance of renewing the pledge to end poverty, an injustice that can and should...

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Media Articles
National Housing Week: A time to reaffirm a rights-based approach to housing

Sri Lanka has a significant policy history in the area of social housing. Since 1948, significant continuities and changes are evident in housing policy in urban areas, which also...

From housing without rights to right to housing

Sri Lanka’s urban social housing policy has a rich history but at present it is riddled with problems. The most serious of these is manifest in the post-war Urban...

Ending the Vicious Cycle

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Reimagining Development
Orange is for Oppression

Photo credit: The Hindu Originally published in the Himal Southasian issue Labour and its Discontents (Vol 28 No 1) in May 2015  ...

අපි couple එකක් නොවේ: නිදහස් අවකාශය සහ තහනම් ආදරය

Photo credit: indi.ca ධනුක බණ්ඩාර පසුගිය වසරේ වේදිකා ගතවූ නාට්‍ය අතරින් චමිල ප්‍රියංකගේ “මෙය තුවක්කුවක් නොවේ” නාට්‍යය සංකල්පීයමය වශයෙන් ඉහළ තැනක ඇත. වේදිකාව මැද මෙය තුවක්කුවක් නොවේ යැයි සඳහන් වූ විශාල තුවක්කුවකි....

Gayan Prageeth's "Extravagance" - A Portrayal of Sri Lanka's Political Carnival

Originally Published in the Huffington Post As Sri Lanka marks six years since the end of a bloody war, looking at the country's post-war political realities through art By Prashanthi Jayasekara The...

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Publications
National Housing Week: A time to reaffirm a rights-based approach to housing

Sri Lanka has a significant policy history in the area of social housing. Since 1948, significant continuities and changes are evident in housing policy in urban areas, which also...

From housing without rights to right to housing

Sri Lanka’s urban social housing policy has a rich history but at present it is riddled with problems. The most serious of these is manifest in the post-war Urban...

Ending the Vicious Cycle

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CEPA Events

CEPA Café
Communicating Poverty through Theater: a Story from India

Communicating Poverty through Theater: a Story from India...

PERFUME ON SWEAT AND DUST?

PERFUME ON SWEAT AND DUST?...

Let's Talk Caste

Let's Talk Caste...

Book Club
සන්නස්ගලගේ අම්මා සහ ලංකාවේ දුප්පත්කම

සන්නස්ගලගේ අම්මා සහ ලංකාවේ දුප්පත්කම...

Film Forum
Why We Fight

Why We Fight...

Imaginefest

Imaginefest...

Screening of BBC's Planet Earth

Screening of BBC's Planet Earth...

Open Forum
Debt for Development? Understanding the effects of credit as a development intervention

Debt for Development? Understanding the effects of credit as a development intervention...

Space for Citizens' Actions

Space for Citizens' Actions...


CEPA News
Stability Journal Features: The Challenges of Post-war Development in Asia and Africa

A selection of papers from the 2014 Annual Symposium of the Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA), Sri Lanka, convened jointly with the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC)....

Innovation Fund Experience Sharing Workshop

On the 8th of April 2015, benificiries of the CEPA Innovation Fund shared their learning and experinces at a workshop held at the CEPA office. The Innovation Fund provides a space for CEPA to move out of...

Communicating Poverty through Theater: a Story from India

On April 6, 2015, Dr. Ajay Joshi (PhD in Theatre Criticism) read from a play on poverty issues and deaths of farmers in Maharashtra. Third among major states with a population below poverty line in India, Maharashtra...

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Related Websites

Poverty Portal

A gateway to macro and micro level information on poverty for researchers and practitioners on the frontlines of development work in Sri Lanka. Hosted by the Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA), the portal carries data and resources on poverty from a cross section of sources, and makes it easy to access poverty related information in one place. Visit website »

Reimagining Development

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Peace and Conflict Timeline

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What's the Score

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Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium

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