Sustainable Development Division



The establishment of a Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife Conservation (MoSDW) provides a for an integrated option towards coordinating the sustainable development needs and criteria of the country. 

The central mission of the MoSDW is coordinating policies, strategies, programmes, mechanisms and tools to address development challenges towards ensuring environmental, social and economic sustainability through an integrated approach, inter-ministerial/agency mechanisms, and broad stakeholder engagement.  

Also, The MoSDWC will be the national focal agency coordinating and facilitating the commitments towards implementing the national commitments to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The MoSDW has established the Sustainable Development Division (SDD) and has commenced work on a National Sustainable Development Roadmap that will lead towards the formulation of Policy and institutional framework, strategy and action plan towards ensuring the sustainable development goals in Sri Lanka. 


Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • To function as the central agency to undertake sustainable development responses and interventions including the facilitation of the formulation of necessary sustainable development policies, strategies, programmes, mechanisms and tools.
  • To liaise with sectoral agencies at national and sub-national levels for identifying priorities and developing mechanisms to implement national policies on sustainable development.
  • To facilitate Sustainable Development related research and distribution of research results to trigger policy reforms and actions.
  • To facilitate and coordinate national and international commitments to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs including monitoring, evaluation and reporting.


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