Total Cost: US$ 3.16 Million (Technical Assistance) Status: Ongoing
This technical assistance is an extension of the grant for an envisioned second stage of facility operations focused on (i) regional cooperation and integration, and (ii) environmental sustainability (i.e., climate change, resilience, and green growth). Additional financing will sustain progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and develop innovative approaches to key development challenges in South Asia.
Total Cost: US$ 150,000 (Technical Assistance) Status: Completed
This small-scale technical assistance enhanced the awareness of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) operations, governance, and sustainability of development in finance instruments. The workshop provided a venue for participants to analyze options for structure, operating modalities, funding mechanisms, and governance of the SAARC Development Fund. It also strengthened regional cooperation, shared international best practices, and supported socio-cultural and economic development in South Asia.
Total Cost: US$ 950,000 (Technical Assistance) Status: Completed
This project preparatory technical assistance designed and assessed the feasibility of tourism-related infrastructure and facilities in selected multi-country circuits based on the subregional Tourism Development Program. It developed product-specific programs on the themes of "Buddhist circuits" and "ecotourism". This enhanced tourism, a priority SASEC sector, in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka.
Total Cost: US$ 700,000 (Technical Assistance) Status: Completed
This technical assistance strengthened knowledge-based collaboration among South Asian policymakers, researchers, and private sector investors in four research areas significant to regional cooperation. The Research and Information System for Developing Countries identified a research team to prepare studies that examined supply capabilities and barriers to investment in South Asia, including trade in services and regional cooperation initiatives from a least-developed country perspective.
Total Cost: US$ 4.72 Million (Technical Assistance) Status: Ongoing
This project will enhance regional economic cooperation in South Asia through agreed regional cooperation projects and activities. It will assist participating countries to prioritize and prepare regional projects, create venues for regional exchange and dialogue, enhance country and regional capacity in project implementation, and support organization of regional meetings and forums. This multi-country technical assistance will also encourage and facilitate private sector participation.