Over 2016, SFD developed 156 projects worth approximately $37.5 million, with direct beneficiaries estimated at 0.3 million people and created employment of 1.5 million workdays (53% female). Disbursements during 2016 amounted to nearly $53.9 million. Disbursements during SFD Phase IV (2011–16) reached about $838.6 and they cumulatively (1997–2016) reached $1,755 million approximately. All interventions have aimed to alleviate the ongoing war impact on the beneficiaries' living.
The Education sector’s share amounts to 12% of SFD committed investments during the year. Focus was given to the implementation of the Vocational and Literacy Project (VoLiP) aiming to alleviate poverty, especially among youth, women and rural populations.
In Water and Environment, SFD continued to emphasize traditional rainwater harvesting projects and awareness-raising hygienic and environmental campaigns. 03% of investments were committed to these two sectors.
In 2016, SFD’s commitments to the Cash for Work Program reached 22% and to the rural-access roads 04% of the SFD total investments.
Health projects, accounting for 13% of SFD investments, focused on the provision of nutrition services, to complete projects to support reproductive health through providing training for rural health workers (particularly females).
SFD also used 07% of its investment in supporting CBOs through training and organizational support , aiming at enhancing their participation in self-help initiatives and to increase the war-affected communities’ resilience to support IDPs and seek support to poor and most affected communities. The share of this sector accounted for 07% of SFD investments in 2016.
34% of investments supported small and microfinance programs and business development services to enable them to increase the resilience and revitalize the financial and non-financial services in order to continue their activities and generate jobs.
02% of spent funding went to the cultural heritage sector through various labor-intensive activities.
The agriculture and rural development sector used 03% of investment for capacity building and financing of rural female and male producing groups as well as rehabilitating watersheds in rural areas (03% of investments).