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For citizen-oriented public services

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01.05.2015 - 31.12.2018

The SDC has been supporting the Cambodian authorities in an ambitious process of decentralisation that started in 2001. The aim is to provide local and provincial authorities with enough resources and competences to enable them to deliver quality public services to the Cambodian population. The process also encourages citizens to have their say on these matters.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Cambodia
Governance
Decentralisation
Democratic participation and civil society
Public sector policy

01.05.2015 - 31.12.2018


CHF 7'610'000



Project completed

Forging a common «Nile culture» through music and academic training

Nile Project musicians on a boat.

01.05.2015 - 31.10.2019

To make the Nile Basin a common ground and shared ecosystem for the inhabitants of the eleven countries through which the Nile River flows, the SDC supports the innovative musical and educational Nile Project. The project brings together artists, students and concerned citizens. A series of acclaimed concerts has taken place since 2013; at the same time, students are developing initiatives to foster a better use of water resources.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Egypt
Culture / development awareness
Employment & economic development
Education
Climate change and environment
Gender
Governance
Migration
Other
Vocational training
Human rights
Culture & recreation
SME development
Education policy
Disaster risk reduction DRR
Women’s equality organisations and institutions
Democratic participation and civil society
Information and communication technology (ICT)
Migration generally (development aspects and partnerships)
Sector not specified
Development awareness
Business support & economic inclusion
Environmental policy
Public sector policy
Vocational training
Biosphere protection
Legal and judicial development
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)

01.05.2015 - 31.10.2019


CHF 750'000



Project completed

Micro-insurances for smallholder rice farmers in Asia

Work in the rice fields in India.

01.05.2015 - 30.09.2018

RIICE is the name given to a public-private development partnership project that combines technological innovation and crop insurance. Its purpose: to improve food security by providing micro-insurance against crop losses and to enhance forecasting capacities thanks to vanguard satellite technology. Millions of smallholder rice farmers in Asia should benefit from this innovative project.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Asia
Agriculture & food security
Employment & economic development
Agricultural development
Agricultural services & market
SME development

01.05.2015 - 30.09.2018


CHF 3'787'500



Strengthening Voice and Accountability in Kyrgyzstan

Five young girls in yellow costumes at the opening ceremony of the new kindergarten

01.04.2015 - 31.03.2020

Decentralisation is one of the priorities of the Kyrgyz government in power since 2012. In line with this, the main goal of this project is to strengthen the ability of citizens to participate in the budget process in their municipality, and to ensure that local governments use their funds adequately for public services.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Kyrgyzstan
Governance
Conflict & fragility
Decentralisation
Public finance management
Conflict prevention

01.04.2015 - 31.03.2020


CHF 5'740'000



From Education to Employment (E2E)

A young woman at a computer regulating machines.

01.04.2015 - 31.12.2019

Serbia, which is currently negotiating accession to the European Union (EU), must undergo reforms to meet the criteria that apply to EU member states. Unemployment among young people is currently 27,5% and is a major concern for the Serbian government. Serbia wants to base the reform of its vocational training system on the success factors of the Swiss system of dual education and training and has invited Switzerland to assist it in this crucially important reform process.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Serbia
Vocational training
Employment & economic development
Vocational training
Employment creation

01.04.2015 - 31.12.2019


CHF 8'010'000



Bangladesh: courses to raise job prospects for the poor in the textiles and building sectors

Three sewing machine operators in a textile factory receiving on-the-job training from three other people.

01.04.2015 - 31.03.2021

The textiles and construction sectors in Bangladesh are recording high rates of growth, but many poor women and men lack the necessary qualifications for skilled jobs. By 2019, a project jointly financed by Switzerland and the United Kingdom aims to give 110,000 of them better prospects through on-the-job training. The results so far are promising.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Bangladesh
Employment & economic development
Vocational training
Employment creation
Vocational training
Tradepolicy & market system

01.04.2015 - 31.03.2021


CHF 5'825'000



Project completed

Orienting vocational skills towards the job market

Four students and a teacher cooking.

01.03.2015 - 30.04.2019

Albania’s economic and employment growth is hampered by a shortage in quality techni­cal skills. In response to this, the government of Albania wants to improve vocational edu­cation and training (VET) and align it towards labour market needs. The Skills for Jobs project supports this reorientation.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Albania
Employment & economic development
Employment creation
SME development

01.03.2015 - 30.04.2019


CHF 7'800'000



Project completed

Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-Affected Communities of Ukraine

Map of the Ukraine

10.02.2015 - 30.06.2018

The SDC is supporting a United Nations project in the Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts that have been affected by the conflict and are still under the control of the national government. The aim is to restore local governance and support dialogue between the various stakeholders with a view to strengthening social cohesion and economic development. This is the first major international initiative aiming at rebuilding the Donbas in eastern Ukraine.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Ukraine
Conflict & fragility
Conflict prevention

10.02.2015 - 30.06.2018


CHF 1'500'000



Project completed

Targeted psychological support for people in the Gaza Strip

A therapist counselling a patient in a consultation room.

01.02.2015 - 31.12.2018

Hardly any other people in the Middle East suffer from mental health issues to the same extent as the Palestinians. The political, economic and social consequences of the closure in the Gaza Strip is affecting people’s health. The Gaza Community Mental Health Programme – supported by the SDC – is providing them with counselling, courses and therapy. 20,000 people received support in 2017 alone.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Palestinian Authority
Conflict & fragility
Health
Human rights
Psycho-social support (till 2016)
Medical services
Conflict prevention
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)
Health systems strengthening

01.02.2015 - 31.12.2018


CHF 1'964'000



Life without violence, from dream to reality

The face of a woman who has been abused.

01.02.2015 - 31.05.2020

The SDC hopes that by backing a newly-adopted law in Bolivia on ending violence against women, it can contribute to more systematic and targeted care for female victims. Local and national authorities and the people are working together on a comprehensive approach to prevent assaults on women. Too often, attitudes are tinged with a male chauvinism that sanctions violence.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Bolivia
Human rights
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)

01.02.2015 - 31.05.2020


CHF 4'070'000



Project completed

Swiss support for ICRC operations in Syria

A little girl – one of millions of people displaced inside Syria – fetches water from an ICRC tanker in Talbiseh on the outskirts of Homs.

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015

Since it began in 2011, the Syrian crisis has turned into one of the worst humanitarian disasters worldwide since the end of World War II. The ICRC is one of the few international organisations that manage to operate inside the country. The SDC is using the ICRC to provide food, access to water and healthcare to millions of Syrians caught up in the conflict.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Syria
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Human rights
Material relief assistance
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015


CHF 8'300'000



Project completed

Protect the health carers to ensure access to care

A group of Colombians listens to ICRC representatives.

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015

In Colombia, doctors and nurses have difficulty in carrying out their work in areas affected by the armed conflict. They are subjected to threats, abuse, and are in some cases murdered, making it impossible for them to gain access to thousands of patients in need. The SDC supports a programme run jointly by the ICRC, the Colombian Red Cross and the Colombian authorities to protect the "Misión Médica" (medical mission).

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Colombia
Haiti
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Human rights
Material relief assistance
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015


CHF 3'500'000


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