The Asian Development Bank is carrying out “Upgrading and Improving the Social Protection Index (SPI)” to help enhance the capacity of developing member countries (DMCs) to measure and monitor social protection programmes. The IPS is engaged in doing the country analysis and the report for Sri Lanka. The revised SPI is regarded more as a useful analytical and assessment tool for social-protection programmes at the country level rather than for the relative ranking of countries in Asia and the Pacific. IPS is engaged in collecting relevant social protection information and data from the Government agencies/offices. The social protection data on expenditures and beneficiaries are analyzed to develop the SPI for Sri Lanka.
Safety Nets, Social Protection and Assistance: Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index for Sri Lanka