About Us

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.