Summary of publication
This investment design is for the second phase of the South Asia Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP2), valued at $42 million over four years (2016-17 to 2019-20). SDIP2 seeks to improve the integrated management of water, food and energy in South Asia, especially addressing climate risks and the interests of women and girls.
The investment focuses on the three major transboundary Himalayan river basins – the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra – covering parts of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan. SDIP2 is part of an intended 12 year engagement, which recognises that many of the critical interventions required for improving the integrated management of the water, energy and food at the basin level will require sustained engagement to build regional cooperation and capacity over time.
End-of-investment outcomes (by June 2020) are:
- Strengthened practices for regional cooperation
- Critical new knowledge generated and used for regional cooperation
- Improved regional enabling environment including for private sector engagement