The UNDP has come forward to grant 1.5 million dollars for sustainable development in Sri Lanka. The UNDP has made these decisions to promote sustainable development ideologies in the country. The project is supported by Norwegian government as well.
Under the partnership between UNDP and Norwegian government, it intends to strengthen select policymaking and oversight structures to perform core functions for improved accountability and inclusivity, provide marginalized and vulnerable communities increased and equitable access to justice, including demand-driven legal protection and gender sensitive services.
It also aims to strengthen the capacity of national and sub-national level institutions to deliver equitable, accountable and effective services.
Through the implementation of this project, UNDP expects by 2022, people in Sri Lanka, especially the marginalized and vulnerable, benefit from more rights-based, accountable, inclusive and effective public institutions, to enhance trust amongst communities and towards the State.