The tenth South Asia Economic Summit commenced in Nepal on November 14, 2017 with the aim of strengthening economic integration in the sub-region for attaining inclusive and sustainable development.The summit was organized by the National Planning Commission of Nepal’s Ministry of Commerce in collaboration with the South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment. The main objective behind the summit was to identify and prioritize challenges and opportunities in deepening regional economic integration for attaining goals of inclusive and sustainable growth for South Asia.
The South Asia Economic Summit was launched in 2008 as a platform to discuss and analyze development challenges facing South Asia. The annual event brings together regional experts from various fields from across the South Asian region.  These experts comprises of South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment, Nepal; Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh; Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India; Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan; and Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.