Instruments and modalities

Combining regional and multi-country interventions, these 4 sectors mainly correspond to the top priority regional policies of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the African Union (AU) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and to the National Development Plans of the partner countries. Aid modalities include bilateral and multilateral instruments, core/earmarked contributions to government-owned and multi-donor projects or delegated cooperation agreements, possibly also locally managed development funds and/or direct implementation. Switzerland will also streamline good governance, gender equality and conflict-sensitivity in all sectors. Policy dialogue at national and regional level will be systematically promoted, as well as donor coordination and aid effectiveness principles in fragile contexts (New Deal).