Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

As the Swiss Government's centre of competence for international cooperation, SDC is responsible for development cooperation with the South and East, multilateral cooperation as well as for Switzerland's humanitarian aid.

  • Humanitarian aid: saving lives and alleviating suffering: Direct and unbureaucratic help for people in need.
  • Swiss cooperation with eastern Europe: Supporting transition and reform processes in Eastern European countries and helping to reduce disparities in the new EU member states
  • Multilateral cooperation: Sustainable solutions thanks to international cooperation with multilateral institutions
  • Global challenges: Climate change, food and water crises as well as migration are topics of concern to all mankind in a globalised world
  • Development policy: Development policy encompasses all political, economic and social measures to help improve living conditions in developing countries in a sustainable way
  • Research and culture: Research plays a fundamental part in reducing poverty and global threats. Art and culture are integral to peacebuilding and sustainable development