SADC Annual Report 2020 - 2021

Date Signed

The Secretariat realised an implementation rate of 85% of planned activities, and 58% utilization rate for 2020/21 budget. The high implementation rate compared to the low utilization rate was a result of a swift move to virtual operations so as to ensure a safe working environment and business continuity under challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also worth noting that, the achieved 85% implementation rate was the highest rate recorded since 2016/17. In 2016/17 implementation rate was 80%, in 2017/18 was 82%, in 2018/19 was 80%, and in 2019/20 was 79%.