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The difficulties of making sport policy succeed: a case study of Sri Lanka

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posted on 2024-03-04, 11:02 authored by Anupa Wilawa-MudiyanselageAnupa Wilawa-Mudiyanselage, Ruth Crabtree, Joe PigginJoe Piggin
Although a new Sri Lankan sport policy framework was introduced in 2012, no research has been done to evaluate the implementation of the policy framework. Consequently, the purpose of this study was to evaluate and identify mitigating factors in achieving the strategic goals of the Sri Lankan sport policy framework. Qualitative data and a quantitative approach were used to analyse and investigate the sport policy framework. A questionnaire (N = 240) and interviews (N = 05) were utilised to gather data from sport participants, non-sport participants and top-level sport administrators. Both quantitative and qualitative analyses suggested that the goals of the national sport policy framework have not been achieved. Lack of financial support, deficiency of government provision, institutional structural issues, and negative attitudes of policy actors were identified as mitigating factors in the process of policy implication. Developing an umbrella organisation for coordinating sport and government’s support are vital to resolve those problems.

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School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Journal of Health Management

Volume

25

Issue

4

Pages

802 - 812

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

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© The Author(s)

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This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).

Publication date

2023-09-17

Copyright date

2023

ISSN

0972-0634

eISSN

0973-0729

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Joe Piggin. Deposit date: 29 February 2024

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