The National Evaluation Policy (NEP) of Sri Lanka, was launched by Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe at ‘EvalColombo2018,’ the first ever global conference on evaluation organized by the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE) and the Sri Lanka Parliamentarians Forum For Evaluation (SLPFE) in partnership with the Prime Minister’s Office of Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Project Management and Southern Development, Parliament of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEVA) was held at the Hilton Colombo from of September 17 to 19, 2018.

Sri Lanka is the first country in the South Asian region to introduce a National Evaluation Policy. The Department of Project Management and Monitoring (DPMM), is in the process of developing a strategic framework to implement this policy.