Think tank

Centre for Poverty Analysis

Centre for Poverty Analysis ‒ CEPA

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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.

Contact details

Website:
www.cepa.lk

Address:
16, Jawatta Road, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka

Country:
Sri Lanka

Sub-region:
Southern Asia

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Northern, Eastern, Western, Central, Southern, Uva Provinces
Operating languages
English , Other

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Year founded
2001
Age (years)
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 20
Sri Lanka average
 29
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Prof. Kalinga Tudor Silva
Founder gender: Both male and female founders
Leadership
Leader(s) (2020): Dr. Wijaya Jayatilaka
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Dr. Wijaya Jayatilaka
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): Udan Fernando
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 27
Sri Lanka average
 20
Global average
 120
2018
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 31
% Female staff
2018
Centre for Poverty Analysis
68% 
Sri Lanka average
56% 
Global average
45% 

Organisational performance

Publications
2018
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 4
Sri Lanka average
 4
Global average
 6,666
Financials
2018
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 $814,515
Sri Lanka average
 $814,515
Global average
 $60,523,670

Social

Likes (2019)
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 2,442
Sri Lanka average
 4,113
Global average
 24,405
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 2,458
Sri Lanka average
 2,489
Global average
 15,113
Subscribers (2019)
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 142
Sri Lanka average
 222
Global average
 5,924

Data notes

Last updated: 05/06/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation, Organisation´s website, Suggested by Multilateral Organisation experts, Think Tank Initiative Directory
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