Switzerland’s Financial support to the Programme of Work and Budget of the OECD Development Centre for the Biennium 2017-2018

Projet terminé

The OECD Development Centre (DEV) is a kind of “think tank” of the OECD development cluster, bridging at the knowledge and policy levels between the OECD and emerging countries, public, private and civil society stakeholders. Its overall objective is to propose guidance to policy makers for innovative policy solutions to global, regional and national challenges of development and poverty alleviation. This proposal aims to support this objective and to contribute to fund this institution. Due to budget cuts by the Swiss international cooperation, the Swiss voluntary contribution to the DEV Centre for 2017-2018 will be reduced.

Thème Période Budget
Emploi & développement économique
Création d'emplois
Organisations et institutions pour l'égalité des femmes
Politique de l’industrie extractive
Politique du secteur publique
Migration en général (développement et partenariats)
Secteur non spécifié
01.01.2017 - 31.12.2018
CHF  540’000

The rapid growth in developing countries seems to be declining. Slower growth will be coupled with big challenges, in particular climate change, increasing inequalities, fragility, rapid population growth in sub-Sahara Africa and South Asia, rapid technological change. More effective national responses and global governance are necessary to manage emerging challenges and unlock opportunities. The 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Agenda offer new opportunities to chart a more inclusive future. The DEV support governments in designing policies to enable sustanaible and inclusive growth in developing and emerging economies.


Improved well-being through sustanaible, inclusive growth and poverty reduction in developing and emerging economies.

Groupes cibles

DEV members, including Switzerland (SDC and SECO), developing and emerging countries.

Effets à moyen terme
  • Shaping the terms of the development debate and discourse
  • Informing development policy and practice

Principaux résultats attendus:  

Natural Resources for Development:

  • Horizontal collaboration between key OECD Directorates to enrich and bring forward the OECD Thematic Dialogue on Commodity Trading Transparency has been established


  • Social Institutions and Gender Index  (SIGI) and country profiles have been delivered
  • Global Policy Dialogue on Gender Equality and Development has been established


  • Final report on the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination has been delivered
  • Report on the operationalization of the dashboard of indicators for policy and institutionnel coherence has been applied to a larger set of countries


  • Two annual meetings of DevCom have taken place
  • Report on innovative SDG communication strategies have been delivered     

Global Development:

  • 6th edition of Perepectives on Global Development has been delivered: meetings and dissemintation have taken place

Regional analysis:

  • Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2018 has been delivered


  • All the necessary measures have been taken in order to achieve the PWB 2017-2018

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

Apart from a study in the context of the multidimensional Country reviews which was not delivered, main objectives of previous PWB supported by SDC were regulary achieved.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Autre organisation internationale
  • Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs

Exchanges with other state members, SDC’s South Cooperation (Gender Focal Point), GPMD, SECO. 

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    540’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    540’000
Phases du projet Phase 12 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2024   (Phase en cours) Phase 11 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2022   (Completed) Phase 10 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2020   (Completed)

Phase 9 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2018   (Completed)

Phase 8 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 7 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014   (Completed)