Population matters

We are the population data agency that convenes decision makers, actors and beneficiaries through  evidence-based data and policy related advocacy around population and development dynamics.

We are the population data agency that convenes decision makers, actors and beneficiaries through  evidence-based data and policy related advocacy around population and development dynamics.

Inter-generational dynamics reap the benefits of the peace and demographic dividends. As of 2016, we have begun to programmatically address the missing link on ageing populations within our work on demographic dimensions. This work stream is also a key component between our work on women and young people and as UNFPA’s contribution to social integration and reconciliation within various activities of the United Nations Communications Team and the Resident Coordinator’s Office. 

Policy Engagement Framework

The Policy Engagement Framework (PEF) is aimed at strengthening national policy planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring mechanisms focused on women’s right to health and youth rights. The objective is to make evidence-based data available and easily accessible, and encourage the use of data for enhancing the policy process focused on women’s right to health and youth rights.

The PEF will comprise of the Advocacy Route and the Evidence Route through which evidence-based policy support will be provided to key stakeholders. 

Evidence Route

The Evidence Route will encompass statistical data and information for gap analysis focused on accountability, equity and quality as well as policy development tools to strengthen national policy planning and budgeting. 

Advocacy Route

Through the Advocacy Route UNFPA will advocate for policy change focused on women’s right to health and youth rights and provide monitoring mechanisms for effective policy implementation and outcomes. 

Inter-generational dialogues (G2GLK)

This on-going series of dialogues create an inclusive platform for both young and old, to contribute towards maximizing the demographic dividend. This initiative is not self-standing but constitutes the cornerstone of the UNFPA Sri Lanka’s Policy Engagement Framework. By using and analyzing data from Sri Lanka’s 2012 census and, through recommendations from a series of intergenerational policy dialogues, UNFPA hopes to build a body of evidence that documents shifting population dimensions, and identifies needs, that policymakers need to fulfill.

- Integration of the specific socio-cultural challenges of war widows and female headed households in the national development agendas.

Main implementing partners

  • The Prime Minister’s office
  • The Department of Census and Statistics 
  • National Planning Department