Switzerland is contributing to social cohesion as well as transparent and accountable state systems.

The concept of good governance has gained considerable importance in Tanzania, requiring both longer-term planning and rapid responses to changing situations in the political context.  Switzerland will continue to partner with civil society and the media as drivers for change; seek ways to engage with selected local government authorities to improve accountability and delivery; and collaborate with national authorities in order to support them in their efforts to strengthen accountability and transparency in public fund management. 

Switzerland will contribute to: 

  1. Better informed and more effectively engaged citizens and civil society organisations in decision making, oversight and advocacy regarding administrative and political processes at local and national levels

  2. Local and central government bodies increasingly perform their duties in a transparent and accountable way

  3. Use of peaceful means to prevent and deal with conflict, particularly those related to religion

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