SDF Secretariat

SAARC Development Fund Secretariat

The SAARC Development Fund (SDF) Secretariat was inaugurated by Heads of State/Governments of SAARC Member States in April 2010 during the 16th SAARC Summit in Thimphu.


The objectives of the SDF are

  • to promote the welfare of the people of SAARC Region.
  • to improve the quality of life.
  • to accelerate economic growth, social progress and poverty alleviation in the SAARC Region.
  • to bring out regional integration among the member states.

The competitive advantages for SDF and SAARC Regional centers are

  • Strengthen cooperation and Support among SAARC Organizations.
  • Taking SAARC Objectives forward.
  • Outreach of activities of both SDF and SAARC Organizations.
  • Sharing of experiences and knowledge.
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