South Asia Regional Infrastructure Connectivity (SARIC) is an AUD $32 million initiative funded by the Australian Government. SARIC supports the overall goal to deepen economic linkages and support regional prosperity and inclusive growth. The opportunities under SARIC will support in enabling more, better-quality and socially inclusive connectivity infrastructure in South Asia, with a focus on the energy and transport sector. SARIC countries include Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Principal Components

SARIC has three principal delivery components and a monitoring and evaluation component

Government and Private Sector Project Support

The World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) together are responsible for supporting partnerships, financing, and policy to advance programs with governments and the private sector.

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Training and Networking

Palladium: The training component methodology under SARIC emphasizes on regional cooperation and networking both within South Asia and between South Asia and Australia.

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Monitoring and Evaluation

Adam Smith International: A Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) specialist coordinates among the three development partners and ensures the effective and efficient implementation of the approved M&E Framework.

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Cross Cutting Themes
  • Gender, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI)

    SARIC is one of the many initiatives of the Government of Australia through which its commitment to social inclusion is articulated in its national and international development engagements.

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  • Climate Change Resilience

    The Australian Government is working closely with regional partners by stepping up renewable energy investment and climate and disaster resilience support through their development program.

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