South Asian Leaders to Launch Regional Development Fund

Leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation are expected to launch a regional development fund for socially relevant programs in the region during their meeting in Bhutan April 28-29, Zee News reports. The fund will have a USD300 million capital and will support women empowerment, teachers’ training, and maternal and child health projects, among others, the newspaper says.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.