Dossiers

COVID-19: Switzerland's international cooperation response

The consequences of COVID-19 are aggravating the situation in developing countries that are already affected by poverty, crises and need. The FDFA is working to address the situation at various levels within the framework of its international cooperation (IC) activities.

International cooperation strategy 2021–2024

Swiss development cooperation should become more focused and thus more effective. Interested parties are invited to submit their comments by 23 August 2019.

Tech4Good: effective partnerships with the private sector and academia

Through close cooperation with the scientific community and the private sector, the SDC exploits the full potential of new technologies for poverty reduction.

Mountains: harnessing sustainable development potential and managing risks

A large number of SDC projects take place in mountain regions and seek to improve the quality of life of people who live there.

FDFA commitment to refugees and migration issues

Switzerland is committed at several levels to protecting refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants. Within the FDFA, responsibility for this area lies with the Human Security Division and the SDC.

Focus on Africa

Switzerland is committed to supporting the human and economic development of the continent, the protection of the environment and the promotion of peace and good governance.