Summary of publication
This report summarises the progress of the Australian Government’s aid program to Sri Lanka against its two objectives:
- Improved social and economic indicators in lagging regions
- Policies and programs for inclusive growth and improved service delivery implemented at national and sub-national levels.
Despite challenges in some areas, most initiatives showed strong results for Australia’s development assistance to Sri Lanka. In 2012–13, Australia helped rebuild schools and improve access to education and water and sanitation services through partnerships with the Government of Sri Lanka and development partners. Australia has also supported the clearance of landmines in conflict-affected areas and helped to increase the incomes of rural women.