What is the strategy of the DFRC?

The DFRC is a lean organization manned by a small highly qualified group of staff. Cognisant of this and to achieve its mandate, it has adopted a collaborative approach which involves utilization of strategic partners in all its areas of strategic focus. The DFRC, thus, will primarily operate as facilitator, coordinator and catalyst to the DFI Network and member states governments.

The DFRC has identified the following areas as focal sectors:

  • Industrial, encompassing SMME development and support; and
  • Infrastructure/ PPP delivery.

These areas were selected due to their centrality in the achievement of the regional goals of sustainable and inclusive economic growth, employment creation and poverty alleviation as espoused under the SADC RISDP and as supported by NEPAD and the African Union (AU) Vision 2063.