22 March 2020 – Contributed US$1 million to regional emergency fund

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Type of Intervention: International cooperation
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Overview: Nepal pledged to contribute US$1 million to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Emergency Fund.

SAARC is an intergovernmental organisation of South Asian states. Bangladesh committed $1.5 million, India committed $10 million, Afghanistan committed $1 million, the Maldives committed $200,000, Bhutan committed 100,000, Sri Lanka committed $5 million and Pakistan committed $3 million.
Full details here: https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/bangladesh-pledges-usd-1-5-mn-to-saarc-covid-19-emergency-fund-120032200897_1.html