Regional: Promoting South Asian Regional Economic Cooperation II

This regional technical assistance aims to enhance regional cooperation and integration (RCI) in South Asia. It will support the enhanced capacity of the SAARC Secretariat (serving member countries Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) in planning and implementation of cooperation agendas; increased SAARC RCI activities and projects; effective information- and experience-sharing on regional cooperation.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval16 Nov 2015
Funding TypeTechnical Assistance
CountryRegional
SectorMultisector
StatusOngoing
Total Cost$750,000

KEY OUTPUTS

Study on regional economic integration in SAARC, its current extent and recommendations for further deepening

Development of institutional framework for data collection on Trade in Services (including capacity building)

Study on codification of variations in the level of development of capital markets in SAARC member States

FINANCING

$750,000 (Asian Development Bank, financed through the Technical Assistance Special Fund)