We conduct Research on Social, Economic & Political Dimensions of Human Development. During the last 50 years, we have carried out over 1500 research studies. Some of our recent studies are: 


Consultancy work – Apart from Research studies, the Institute also undertakes consultancy assignments on development issues. Some of the recent Consultancy work are :

Education & Training

Marga Institute, utilising its unique experience over five decades in the field of Development Studies, is pleased to offer courses through its Education and Training Programme.

Communication and Advocacy

Marga Institute’s Communication Team has worked on the following projects during the last three years

Policy Dialogues

We organise, Seminars, Think Tank Discussions on various Development Issues. Some of the recent Seminars and Policy Dialogues are:


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Implementing an Advocacy and Communication Campaign in 2022 for Climate Promise

Marga Institute was assigned the task of Implementing an Advocacy and Communication Campaign in 2022read more >>

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SDG Mainstreamed Mid Term Development Plans for selected Municipal Councils and Urban Councils in North, North Central, Eastern and Uva Provinces.

The Institute commenced working on two assignments for UNDP… read more >>

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Survey to measure and track the progress of compliance of Public authorities on Official Languages Policy

The Institute completed the survey in November 2021. The research project comprised three components… read more >>

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Building social cohesion through Development Dialogues

Marga Institute will be conducting Development Dialogues in three districts (Kalutara, Mannar, and Trincomalee) with grant support… read more >>

Focus Group Discussions for the New Youth Policy

Designing and Conducting Focus Group Discussions for the New Youth Policy

The Institute is conducting Focus Group Discussions in all 25 Districts of Sri Lanka to understand youth aspirations… read more >>

thumb-Political Economy and Gender Analysis of Community and Policy Interventions and Community Assessments of Spread of Hate Speech, Social Cohesion and Preventing Violent Extremism

Monitoring Online and Offline Media Platforms to assess their impact on minority communities

UNDP assigned Marga Institute to monitor media platforms for hate/ discriminatory speech and conduct community assessments in… read more >>

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Resource Collection of Media Reform Lanka

The Marga Institute is now hosting the resource collection of Media Reform Lankaread more >>

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Mapping of Data Collection, Analysis and Dissemination Capacity of Key Justice Sector Institutions in Sri Lanka

UNDP assigned the Institute the task of reviewing data collection, analysis, and dissemination methods in place… read more >>

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Official Languages Policy (OLP) Monitoring Centre

The Institute has established an Official Languages Policy Monitoring Centre with the support of UNDP… read more >>

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Supporting Collaboration Between Civil Society and Legislators

Supporting collaboration between civil society and legislators on critical policy research and conducting a forum on…. read more >>


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agriculture modernization project
transparency international
the world bank
the asia foundation
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The Marga Institute was set up in 1972 as independent non-profit development research & training center with an activist arm that engages with civil society organizations in public debate and discourse.

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