Dynamics and trends of foreign aid in Sri Lanka

Exploring space for context-sensitive aid delivery: Research summary

This report looks at the dynamics and trends of foreign aid in Sri Lanka and whether development assistance could be a more effective tool for consolidating peace in the country. The contribution of aid from traditional development partners has decreased in Sri Lanka since the end of the civil war in 2009. In contrast, non-traditional donors have significantly increased their presence and support, as have international development banks and multilateral agencies. In this context, it is important to identify and improve the effectiveness of the projects financed by traditional and non-traditional development partners.