Status of Children in Sri Lanka: Review of Data Gaps

The objective of the study was to examine the available data and gather evidence to identify the current and emerging issues related to various sectors such as education, health and nutrition, and to identify data gaps related to these sectors. The study was initiated with a view to (2014) provided required information to analyze the performance of students at the Grade 5, G.C.E. (O/L) and G.C.E. (A/L) examinations. The reports of the Family Health Bureau (FHB), provided the information on child health. However, with regard to access, the quality of education, information on requirements of children with special needs in education, information on vocational training to suit the market demands, are inadequate. The other main areas with major data gaps were child nutrition, early childhood care and development, early childhood care and education and child protection.

Research team

Wimal Nanayakkara
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Yolanthika Ellepola
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