Trade and Development Strategies

Year Strategy name Sector
2007 UNDAF Sri Lanka 2008-2012

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is aligned with the 0national... The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is aligned with the 0national priorities set by the "Mahinda Chintana 10 Year Horizon Development Framework (2007-2016)" and with the Millennium Development Goals. It frames the assistance of the United Nations to Sri Lanka around four main objectives: 1) assisting in reducing Poverty; 2) promoting Governance; 3) helping to consolidate Peace; and 4) ensuring Gender Equality and Equity.

2006 Mahinda Chintana: Vision for a New Sri Lanka

The Mahinda Chintana Vision aims to foster GDP growth and to craft... The Mahinda Chintana Vision aims to foster GDP growth and to craft public policies so as to distribute the benefits and economic development to all the segments of the population. In order to achieve this objective, focus is given to increasing investments and improving overall productivity levels in agriculture, industry and services. The document provides detailed analysis of specific economic sectors and local areas; and it outlines investment plans for the development of general economic infrastructures such as power plants, telecommunication systems, transport services, harbors and airports, postal services. The plan also addresses social development issues such as education, health, livelihood development and social protection, disaster management, water supply, and development of lagging regions.

Apparel and Clothing, Cashew, Ceramic Industry, Coconut, Coir Industry, Dairy Products,... Apparel and Clothing, Cashew, Ceramic Industry, Coconut, Coir Industry, Dairy Products, Electrical/Electronic Industry, Fisheries, Floriculture, Forestry, Fruits and Vegetables, Gemstones and Jewelry, Gemstones and Jewelry, Leather Industry, Livestock, Machinery Industry, Plastic Industry, Rubber, Rubber Industry, Seed and Planting Material, Spice-based Products, Spices (pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg), Sugar Industry, Tea, Tourism

2004 National Export Strategy

The National Export Strategy (NES) aims to make Sri Lanka’s export sector... The National Export Strategy (NES) aims to make Sri Lanka’s export sector internationally competitive so as to foster the country's economic development. The need for a National Export Strategy lies in the fact that Sri Lanka’s export performance considerably worsened since mid-1990s, losing the growth momentum it had acquired following the liberalization period. Given this scenario, the NES identifies the following main objectives: 1) to increase and sustain productivity and competitiveness of the export sector of Sri Lanka; 2) to promote the production of goods and services with greater added value and higher quality; 3) to generate a culture of exports in the country; 4) to contribute to the country’s social and economic development. The strategy outlines detailed action plans to address both sector-specific issues and cross-sector issues. Among the latters, the NES focuses on issues such as land, finance, labor, investment, trade information, quality, packaging and competency development.

Apparel and Clothing, Aquarium Fish / Plants, Ayurvedic Medicine, Cashew, Ceramic... Apparel and Clothing, Aquarium Fish / Plants, Ayurvedic Medicine, Cashew, Ceramic Industry, Coconut and Coir Products, Diamond Industry, Electronic Industry, Entrepot Trade, Floriculture, Footwear, Fruits and Vegetables, Gemstones and Jewelry, Handicrafts and Giftware Sector, Handloom Sector, Herbs and Spices, Information Communication Technology, Leather and Leather Industry, Light Engineering Sector, Plastic Industry, Printing Industry, Rubber and Rubber Industry, Rubber and Rubber Industry, Seafood, Tea, Wood Industry

2002 Regaining Sri Lanka: Vision and Strategy for Accelerated Development

The Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) aims to foster economic growth and... The Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) aims to foster economic growth and achieve an average of 10% GDP growth per annum. It addresses four main economic challenges facing Sri Lanka: 1) increasing employment through the creation of at least 2 million new jobs; 2) overcoming the public debt crisis; 3) finding resources for reconstruction; 4) increasing income levels, productivity and investments. In order to address these problems, the PRSP outlines a detailed strategy for increased economic development and accelerated growth, identifying specific sectors with higher growth potential and elaborating an action plan for implementation.

Apparel and Clothing, Financial Services, Fisheries, Information Communication Technology, Tea, Tourism Apparel and Clothing, Financial Services, Fisheries, Information Communication Technology, Tea, Tourism