The Centre for Poverty Analysis is an independent, Sri Lankan think-tank promoting a better understanding of poverty-related development issues. CEPA believes that poverty is an injustice that should be overcome and that overcoming poverty involves changing policies and practices nationally and internationally, as well as working with people in poverty. CEPA strives to contribute to influencing poverty-related development policy, at national, regional, sectoral, programme and project levels. CEPA carries out a range of client services that includes; research, consultancy, evaluation and training primarily within CEPA's thematic areas of Social Protection and Basic Services, Sustainable Development, Livelihoods and Employment, Social Cohesion and Reconciliation, Diasporas and Development and Labour Migration. Our vision is a ‘World in which decision-making, especially where it affects the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable women, men and children, is based on non-partisan, robust evidence’. Our Mission is ‘to be a leading organisation providing independent analysis of poverty, with a view to shaping policy that affects the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable women, men and children in Sri Lanka and the region.
Areas of focus
Founder gender: Both male and female founders
Leader gender: Male Leader(s) (2020): Dr. Udan Fernando (January-March 2020) and Dr. Wijaya Jayatilaka (April 2020 todate)
Leader gender: Male Leader(s) (2019): Dr. Wijaya Jayatilaka
Leader gender: Male