The social protection system of Sri Lanka comprises a range of programmes targeted towards various vulnerable segments such as the poor, the elderly, the disabled, children, and women. Despite the large number of programs, the effectiveness of the current social protection system of the country in improving welfare of households remains unclear. This study aims at providing a comprehensive analysis of the social protection system of the country. It has two components: supply-side analysis to examine the existing social protection programs (and the system as a whole) particularly their coverage, expenditure, etc, and the demand-side analysis to assess the effectiveness of the current programs at the household-level.
Social Protection and Welfare Analysis