Innovation Digest for Sri Lanka
Impact stories, useful information, country data and more
The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
World Bank data on social and economic indicators.
A report published by UNDP (October 2018) examines the likely impact that innovations such as artificial intelligence, automation and bio-technology will have on the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia-Pacific countries.
Sri Lanka submitted its first Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals in 2018 to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The report tracks the progress Sri Lanka has made so far towards each of the 17 SDGs and 169 targets.
Sri Lanka’s health authority has partnered with the World Mosquito Program to implement a new method of reducing mosquitoes’ ability to transmit diseases like Dengue and Zika. This new Wolbachia method will reduce the mosquitoes’ ability to transmit these diseases.
The Innovation Lab will be a joint initiative between the Government of Sri Lanka and UNDP, acting as an independent body with the aim of working collaboratively with all government departments and ministries, as well as other external partners on issues which align with national development priorities.
Tharushi Widushika Rajapaksa is helping combat plastic waste in Sri Lanka with her invention, the ‘alternative lunch pack’, which is reusable and biodegradable and can be used instead of polythene to wrap and transport meals.
The Sri Lanka Innovation Dashboard provides information on the current status of the country in science, technology and innovation. The main purpose of the dashboard is to ensure the delivery of data in a format accessible to all and to support the national innovation strategy.