Governance and Citizen Participation

SDC Cambodia

Signing ceremony of the capacity building programme
Signing ceremony of the capacity building programme © Hannah Reyes

In support of key governance reforms, Switzerland builds the capacities of duty bearers at national and sub-national levels to ensure quality public services that are accessible and affordable to vulnerable children, women and men. Through various platforms, including the Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia, Switzerland contributes to strengthening democratic accountability. In view of the country’s difficult past, it strengthens dialogue platforms for promoting dealing with the past and reconciliation.

SDC worldwide

A young woman places a folded ballot paper in the ballot box.
The objectives of the SDC include supporting fair and transparent elections, for example in Tunisia. © SDC

The objective of governance is to create an environment that strengthens rule of law and human rights, gender equality, appropriate distribution of power and macro-economic stability. Governance is a strategic objective of SDC development cooperation.

The SDC's worldwide engagement