International cooperation

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) International

The Federal Council transmitted to Parliament the Message on Switzerland’s International Cooperation in the period 2013 – 16. For the first time, the Message describes in one document the tasks of humanitarian aid, development cooperation, economic and trade policy measures within the framework of development cooperation, and cooperation with the countries of Eastern Europe.

Swiss Development Cooperation in Tanzania

SDC activities started in the early 1960s with Education and Health projects. Activities intensified in 1981, when SDC opened the Cooperation Office in Dar es Salaam. Currently the Country Programme in Tanzania operates in the following areas:

  • Governance
  • Health
  • Private Sector Development (PSD) - Agriculture

The country office also supports Tanzanian artistic initiatives by sponsoring cultural activities.

Gender and HIV/AIDS are transversal aspects that are incorporated in all SDC supported activities.

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International cooperation