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Development assistance in Sri Lanka

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Stability in Sri Lanka


We will deliver Australia’s support for stability in Sri Lanka through the Governance for Growth – Sri Lanka investment and our social inclusion investments.

We are strengthening our focus on climate change and continuing to support stability and the resilience of those most at risk and highly impacted.

Related initiatives

Governance for Growth – Sri Lanka (G4G)

$29 million, 2016 to 2025

The Governance for Growth – Sri Lanka investment supports a range of international NGOs as well as Sri Lankan and Australian institutions to promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth working with all levels of Sri Lanka’s government. This includes economic reform support at the national level, work at the subnational level on strengthening service provision, and twinning between Australian and Sri Lankan institutions.

The Knowledge and Linkages for an Inclusive Economy program supports partnerships between Australian and Sri Lankan institutions in areas such as aquaculture, women’s economic empowerment, and responding to maritime disasters through improved ocean forecasting systems.

See more information on partnerships supported through the KLIE Grant Program.

Subnational Governance Program

The Strengthening Subnational Governance program has been re-designed and expanded to provide more responsive, efficient, and accountable services through local government to local communities. The program supports the development of evidence-based policies, provides capacity strengthening support, and supports greater inclusion and representation of marginalised groups in subnational democratic processes.

Australia Awards

The Australia Awards program continues to provide education opportunities most valued by Sri Lanka's public and private sector. In 2021-22, we awarded 32 Australia Awards Scholarships and ran 5 short courses to respond to key needs in sectors such as tourism, agriculture, and water security.

Please see the Australia Awards homepage for further information, including current progress reports and reviews.

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