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Sustainable urban development in South Africa makes for a better economic climate

A group of people sit at a table with a model of a city made out of coloured building blocks. One man has a microphone and is ex-plaining something about the model.

01.08.2015 - 31.07.2019

Cities account for 70% of global economic output and are, accordingly, of critical importance in the development of individual countries. Thus, in South Africa, SECO is working together with the World Bank to support the 'Cities Support Program'. The programme helps eight city councils organise their cities to become more inclusive, sustainable and productive.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
South Africa
Economic and financial policy
Private sector and entrepreneurship
Urban infrastructure and utilities

01.08.2015 - 31.07.2019


CHF 10'300'000




Multi-Country Investment Climate Program

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2024

The Multi-Country Investment Climate Program (MCICP) supports investment climate reform advisory in a total of 20 SECO partner countries. It is implemented by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a globally recognized leader in this field.


IMF Regional Technical Assistance Centres, phase IV

01.11.2016 - 30.04.2022

The objective is to help countries strengthen the design and implementation macroeconomic policies that promote inclusive growth and help advance on the Sustainable Development Goals. This shall be achieved by building capacity and by providing technical advice in core areas of the IMF’s expertise.


Corporate Sustainability and Reporting for Competitive Business - CSRCB Phase II

01.09.2016 - 31.08.2020

Phase II of the 'Corporate Sustainability and Reporting for Competitive Business' Programme (CSRCB) aims at promoting the integration of SMEs into global value chains by improving their sustainability reporting and performance. The programme is implemented by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and targets six developing countries.


Green Building EDGE standard Program

01.07.2016 - 31.12.2019

Buildings consume a large share of energy and water resources and are responsible for up to 20% of global CO2 emissions. This program, implemented by the IFC, aims at supporting the construction sector in several SECO priority countries to design greener buildings. By reducing energy and water use of buildings, operational costs for house owners will decrease.


Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Financing

01.02.2016 - 30.04.2020

SECO finances the Technical Assistance Facility of SUNREF 2 (Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Financing Program, phase 2). The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) supports with a green credit line a few South African banks to provide loans to SME's for projects in the area of energy efficiency and renewable energy.


Environmental and Social Risk Management Program

01.08.2015 - 31.12.2022

The Environmental and Social Risk Management Program will be implemented in three countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria). Its aim is to ensure that lending to economic activities does not come at the cost of human well-being, natural resources and vital ecosystems.


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Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI)

01.07.2015 - 30.06.2018

The overall goal of the project is to contribute to better public financial management across Africa through promoting efficient and effective public spending as well as strengthening budget transparency and accountability throughout the public finance management cycle.


World Bank Capital Markets Strenghtening Facility

01.03.2015 - 31.12.2019

The Capital Markets Strengthening Facility is an innovative cross-cutting initiative with the overall objective to develop stable and resilient capital markets and to facilitate long-term local currency financing for sectors critical for economic growth and poverty reduction. SECO’s funds are earmarked to its priority countries in the 'South'.



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Public Private Infrastructure Facility (PPIAF) Phase IV

01.12.2014 - 31.12.2017

The Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) is a multi-donor technical assistance facility aimed at helping developing country governments improving the quality of their infrastructure services through private sector involvement.

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