This report highlights the failure of the Sri Lankan government in implementing gender responsive budgeting in Sri Lanka. The case of gender KPIs provides a detailed case study of how poor planning of government policies can lead to poor accountability among implementing agencies. The report highlights the importance of conducting good analysis, ensuring that well-defined frameworks and proper oversight mechanisms are in place before proceeding to implement budgetary policies.
This report assesses the extent to which the government has implemented 12 gender-related Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). These KPIs were developed by the former Ministry of Women and Child Affairs towards achieving Goal 5 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
The published information on debt underestimates Sri Lanka’s overall external public debt burden and its distribution amongst external lenders. This problem arises because Sri Lanka’s reporting of external debt is limited to debt held directly by the central government and excludes debt held by state-owned enterprises (SOEs). This reporting problem is especially evident when estimating Sri Lanka’s overall debt obligations to China, since much of Sri Lanka’s debt from China is placed on the books of Sri Lanka’s SOEs. It also exposes a loophole by which debt statistics can be manipulated, and even miscounted, in the midst of such manipulations.
இது 2021 ஆம் ஆண்டிற்கான இலங்கையின் மத்திய அரசாங்க வரவு செலவுத் திட்டம் பற்றிய இரண்டு அறிக்கைகளின் தொடர்ச்சியான இரண்டாவது அறிக்கையாகும். செலவின ஒதுக்கீடுகள் மற்றும் வரிவிதிப்புக் கொள்கைகள் அரசாங்கத்தின் கொள்கைக்கு ஏற்ப உள்ளதா என்பதை இந்த அறிக்கை மதிப்பீடு செய்கிறது.
This is the second report in a series of two reports on Sri Lanka’s central government budget for the year 2021. The report assesses whether the expenditure allocations and taxation policies are in line with the government’s policy.