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 - 00500

Country:
Sri Lanka

Sub-region:
Southern Asia

Areas of focus

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

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
2001
Age (years)
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 20
Sri Lanka average
 29
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: Prof. Kalinga Tudor Silva, Dr. Ms. Nireka Weeratunge, Dr. Nimal Sandaratne, Dr. R.M.K. Ratnayake, Prof. Dileni Gunewardena, Dr. Darini Rajasingham Senanayake
Founder gender: Both male and female founders
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Dr. Wijaya Jayatilaka
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
Staff size
2021
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 29
Sri Lanka average
 17
Global average
 75
2020
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 29
2019
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 27
% Female staff
2021
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 1%
Sri Lanka average
 1%
Global average
 0%
2020
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 60%
2018
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 68%
% Female researchers
2020
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 60%
Sri Lanka average
 27%
Global average
 11%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 4
Sri Lanka average
 4
Global average
 33
2019
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 7
2018
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 4
Financials
2020
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 $453,000
Sri Lanka average
 $453,000
Global average
 $43,166,416
2019
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 $830,000
2018
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 $814,515

Social

Likes (2021)
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 3,174
Sri Lanka average
 17,067
Global average
 31,343
Likes (2019)
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 2,442
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 2,642
Sri Lanka average
 2,430
Global average
 18,358
Followers (2019)
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 2,458
Subscribers (2021)
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 309
Sri Lanka average
 380
Global average
 5,251
Subscribers (2019)
Centre for Poverty Analysis
 142

Data notes

Last updated: 17/05/2021
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation, Organisation´s website
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