Community Development

Bridging Income Gaps

In Sri Lanka, the vast disparity between the wealthier Western Province and the so-called “lagging regions” has long been cited as one of the country’s most severe obstacles to growth.


Amali Rajapaksa

Senior Infrastructure Specialist

Sumith Pilapitiya

Lead Environmental Specialist
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More and Better Jobs

One million new jobs are needed each month to sustain growth and reduce poverty in South Asia. The region has seen a decrease in poverty and will be the largest contributor to the global workforce over the next two decades. More and better jobs are needed to sustain growth and reduce poverty.