Sri Lanka is focusing on long-term strategic and structural development challenges as it strives to transition to an upper middle-income country. Key challenges include boosting investment, including in human capital, realigning public spending and policy with the needs of a middle-income country, enhancing the role of the private sector, and ensuring that growth is inclusive.
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— The World Bank Group is preparing a new gender strategy, which is expected to be finalized and discussed by the Board of Executive Directors later this year. In developing the strategy, we will consult with stakeholders worldwide from mid April to July 2015.
— Today is International Day of the Family. School is often referred to as the second home. A school family includes parents, teachers, students, and education specialists.The Program for School Improvement (PSI) is a development initiative brings together school officials and local communities to invest in improving student performance.
— The ‘Cell’, an innovative research and development unit at the University of Colombo, promotes entrepreneurship through partnerships between university and industries. The Higher Education for the Twenty First Century (HETC) project is enhancing Sri Lanka's abilty to deliver quality services and research relevant its development priorities
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— While Sri Lanka has made notable achievements in health, changing lifestyles have increased the burden of non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancers, and heart disease, now cause 70 percent of overall deaths.
— WEvolve is a campaign that empowers young men and women to challenge and break through societal norms that lead to gender-based violence. It believes young people – both men and women – can ‘evolve’ and take on new behaviors and healthy relationships that reduce the risk of gender violence.
While Sri Lanka has made notable achievements in health, changing lifestyles have increased the burden of non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancers, and heart disease, now cause 70 percent of overall deaths.
A new World Bank report identifies constraints in skills developments and identifies priorities to address the issue to help sustain Sri Lanka's ambitious growth, which will require a highly skilled workforce.
Sri Lanka: Commitments by Fiscal Year (in millions of dollars)*