The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Government of Sri Lanka
Korea International Cooperation Agency
United Nations Sri Lanka
UNOPS operations in Sri Lanka focus on social and economic development projects that build in-country national capacity.
From Colombo, UNOPS supports infrastructure needs at innovation, policy and implementation levels, through involvement in disaster risk reduction and management for sustainable and resilient infrastructure.
We aim to address vital climate change and environmental issues such as water resource management and solid waste management. Teams further assist with strengthening operational and technical capacities of actors at national and sub-national levels towards meeting their commitments vis-à-vis the 2030 Agenda.
Our work across the region focuses on high-quality sustainable infrastructure and procurement services, while delivering projects in a timely manner by using the most relevant technologies. These projects, implemented in cooperation with national governments, donors and UN organizations, provide social and economic benefits to vulnerable populations across South Asia and contribute to poverty eradication.
87.72%People using at least basic drinking water services99%Primary school enrollmentSchool enrollment, primary (% gross)
Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.
Source: data.worldbank.org (2021)68Maternal mortality ratioMaternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births)
Maternal mortality ratio is the number of women who die from pregnancy-related causes while pregnant or within 42 days of pregnancy termination per 100,000 live births. The data are estimated with a regression model using information on the proportion of maternal deaths among non-AIDS deaths in women ages 15-49, fertility, birth attendants, and GDP.
Source: data.worldbank.org (2020)21.8MPopulationTotal population
Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.
Source: data.worldbank.org (2021)