The Economic Window primarily extends funding to non-infrastructural projects related to trade and industrial development, agriculture, service sector, science and technology and other non-infrastructure areas. It can also be utilized for identifying, studying, developing and /or sponsoring commercially viable programmes/projects of regional priority including their pre-feasibility and feasibility studies.
The Economic Window is utilized for supporting any other projects which are not covered explicitly under the Social and Infrastructure Window.
The Infrastructure Windows primarilyfunds projects in areas such as energy, power, transportation, telecommunications, environment, tourism and other infrastructure areas.
The Social Window primarily funds projects, inter alia, on poverty alleviation, social development focusing on education; health; human resources development; support to vulnerable/disadvantaged segments of the society; funding needs of communities, micro-enterprises, rural infrastructure development. The projects are in line with regional consensus as reflected in the SAARC Social Charter, SAARC Development Goals, SAARC Plan of Action on Poverty Alleviation and other SAARC agreed and endorsed plans, programmes and instruments.
Combined Project Document Format Country Project Document Format
Guidelines for Submission of Proposals Proposal Summary Format Eligibility Criteria for Project Proposal
Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME): SAARC Development Fund proposes to fund MSME program in SAARC Member States. MSME funding scheme is within the Economic Window of SDF.