Ganga Tilakaratna Publishes Paper on SDGs and Regional Cooperation

05 February 2020

IPS Research Fellow and Head of Poverty and Social Welfare Policy Research, Ganga Tilakaratna, published a paper on ‘Interpreting SDGs for South Asia: In Search of a Regional Framework (The Case of Sri Lanka)’ in the Development Papers Series of the UNESCAP South and South-West Asia Office (UNESCAP-SSWA).

The paper examines the scope for South Asian regional cooperation to further the implementation of the SDGs in Sri Lanka. It identifies SDG priorities for regional cooperation in a number of areas including climate action, energy, food security, decent work, and economic growth and discusses regional means and instruments to promote SDG implementation in Sri Lanka. The paper also provides an overview of the status of SDGs and discusses the SDG implementation challenges in Sri Lanka.

The paper was prepared by Dr. Tilakaratna and Chinthani Sooriyamudali for the UNESCAP-SSWA office, under the research and policy initiative titled, ‘Interpreting SDGs for South Asia: In Search of a Regional Framework’, in collaboration with the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in Bangladesh.