The Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) is an independent Sri Lankan think tank promoting a better understanding of poverty related issues in Sri Lanka. CEPA offers advisory and training services, based on applied empirical research to organisations and professionals working towards poverty reduction. CEPA is also committed to making information on poverty and related issues more accessible to Sri Lankan citizens and decision makers.
CEPA was established in 2001 as a non-profit company and is funded by undertaking assignments for clients and by long-term funding for programme work. CEPA adopts a market-oriented approach and offers a range of services to clients on poverty related issues through applied research, advisory services, training, and dialogue & exchange. These services are concentrated within the CEPA’s five thematic areas of Post conflict Development, Infrastructure Development, Migration, Vulnerability and Environmental & Climate Change.
One of CEPA’s objectives is the improvement of know-how transfer and policy dialogue on poverty. The information and publication activities of CEPA play an important part in contributing to the achievement of this objective.
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.
(+94) 114 690 200
No. 29 R.G. Senanayake Mawatha (formerly Gregory's Road),
Colombo 07, Western, Sri Lanka, 00700