Summary of publication
This report summarises the progress made in 2013-14 in the Australian Government’s South Asia Regional Development program.
The South Asia Regional program focuses on two main cross-border development challenges that cannot solely be addressed at the country level: sustainable development (water, food and energy security) and regional connectivity. In 2013-2014, DFAT made strong progress in establishing the foundation for long-term engagement under the sustainable development pillar, forging new partnerships and commencing implementation across each of the target sectors. Progress has also been made on regional connectivity, with DFAT identifying options for Australia to support a trade facilitation activity, with implementation to commence in 2014-15.