Oxfam works on women’s economic empowerment (WEE) in over 40 countries on a range of multi-country programs, predominately focuses on achieving economic empowerment for rural women. Their work applies a ‘dual approach’ that seeks to both create better livelihood opportunities and remove the structural barriers which limit women’s economic choices and erode their rights. The project’s approach is holistic, systemic and rights-based. In this giant step taken toward the empowerment and upliftment of the women in Sri Lanka, MTS took part in mapping study on key barriers to Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) in Uva and Central Provinces, Sri Lanka. The project is a Baseline survey to extract current socio-economic status of community mainly focusing on youth. Identify social and economic barriers to economic engagement at individual and household level, community and district level, including a mapping of relevant stakeholders. A gap analysis identifying current status of the community comparing it with previous interventions were conducted in the area.