The Sri Lanka Human Development Report 2012, “Bridging Regional Disparities for Human Development”, highlights development differences among provinces and districts of Sri Lanka, focusing in particular on spatial disparities across population groups. Years of civil conflict have made several provinces in the country lagging in terms of several social indicators, and in terms of suitable living conditions and livelihood opportunities not being in place. Development opportunities are skewed towards a few urban localities, resulting in migration to cities, and poor living standards in several rural areas. Inequalities and disparities have adversely impacted the equitable human development of all people living in the country. The Report focuses on issues such as health, education, employment and governance, and draws out areas for action, while proposing potential interventions to help overcome gaps, enabling Sri Lanka’s people to contribute to and participate in its overall socio-economic progress.