CEPA was pleased to respond to a request by the Presidential Secretariat in September, 2016 to write a briefing paper on the status of poverty in Sri Lanka to the President of Sri Lanka. The President used this paper as a source to draft the Cabinet Note that declared 2017 as the Year for Poverty Alleviation. The declaration of 2017 as the Year for Poverty Alleviation by the President has revitalised the discussion on the subject amongst policy makers, researchers, practitioners, media and the general public. The appointment of a Committee comprising prominent Parliamentarians representing different political parties has further augmented energy on the subject. Read More
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.
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