Jump to navigation Jump to search Poverty in Sri Lanka continues to be a large problem. It performed better than other South Asian countries. Countries including Sri Lanka are expected to choose appropriate targets taking into account their specific social-economic conditions and embark upon implementation of the agenda and achieve these goals by Most of the geographical areas with higher poverty rates are less populated and have less number of poor people.
With hundreds of schools in the north and east regions of Sri Lanka still needing repair from the year civil war, children are not provided the necessary facilities to obtain a quality education.
On the other hand, Bangladesh and India suffers from relatively high poverty head count ratios in the region. Mainstreaming SDGs in national development plans: It is of paramount importance to fully incorporate SDGs in national development plans and policy frameworks as these goals cannot be achieved in isolation.
Among the bottom 40 percent, the main cause of poverty is education quality. Secondly, they have a guaranteed and sure access to capital thus removing uncertainty and permitting a confident basis to stay in business and even expand.
While poverty rates have declined in all regions, progress has been uneven: The reduction in extreme poverty between and was mainly driven by East Asia and Pacific 71 million fewer poor —notably China and Indonesia—and South Asia 37 million fewer poor —notably India.
However, it all boils down to the extent of implementation that each country follows in the years to come. According to this figure it is clear that Sri Lanka has the lowest poverty head count ratio amongst all of them.
In addition to the rationalisation of import tariff structure, the government has to pay a special attention on these barriers in order to fully benefit from trade. However, the achievements have been uneven. Status of underprivileged Women in the society Rural Women in Sri Lanka are particularly disadvantaged, both within the household economy and in the wider labour market.