• Policy Research and Advisory Services
  • Industrial Development
  • SME Development
  • Capacity Building
  • Agricultural Development
  • Infrastructure Development

Our Role in SADC

The SADC-DFRC was established under the Principle of Subsidiarity, as approved by the SADC Council of Ministers meeting of October 2002 in Luanda, Angola. Subsidiarity was adopted by SADC member states as one of the Community’s core principles essential for facilitating delivery on SADC’s Common Agenda.

DFI Network Members

The SADC DFI Network membership currently comprises 41 development finance institutions from 15 SADC countries

SADC PPP Network

A substantial body of knowledge on PPPs has been built up by practitioners in governments, the private sector, international institutions, and academics. This PPP Reference Guide seeks to fill a current information gap, providing PPP practitioners

About Us

We are dedicated to
development finance solutions

The Southern African Development Community - Development Finance Resource Centre (SADC-DFRC) is a subsidiary institution of SADC established under the SADC Protocol on Finance and Investment (FIP). It is collectively ‘owned’ by the SADC Development Finance Institutions (DFI) Network, also an FIP organisation, with a current membership of forty-one (41) national DFIs.

Through technical and capacity building support, as well as policy research, advocacy and advisory services, the DFRC’s mandate is to promote the effective mobilisation of resources by the financial sector, in particular the DFIs, for investment in key areas with the potential to stimulate sustainable and inclusive growth, generate employment and alleviate poverty, in line with the objectives of SADC under the Revised Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) 2020 - 2030.



‘To be a centre of excellence for development finance solutions.'




‘To support development finance institutions and governments to achieve national and regional development and integration through capacity building, research and advisory services.’

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