Sri Lanka Human Development Report 2012


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Sri Lanka Human Development Report 2012

February 27, 2013

With Sri Lanka entering a new phase of development, the 2012 NHDR examines the social and economic disparities across Sri Lanka’s geographic regions. It also highlights development differences amongst provinces and districts to the extent that data are available, focusing in particular on spatial disparities. It assesses the health, education, employment and governance sectors, and puts forth a set of policy recommendations to help overcome gaps, enabling Sri Lanka’s people to contribute to and participate in its overall socio-economic progress.


  • Sri Lanka's human development has increased by 28% between 1980 and 2011, however, disparities at the sub national level remains a concern
  • High unemployment among educated youth and women
  • Sri Lanka performs well in education, yet there is inadequate capacities of the tertiary education system