In focus

The Bela stream flows through the barren highlands of the Chail Valley. A protective stone wall built with Swiss Humanitarian Aid support is visible on the left.

Over 50 years of Swiss support to improve living conditions in Pakistan

Switzerland supports communities in Pakistan's Hindu Kush through rural development, water management, human rights and humanitarian aid projects.

Blog: Over 50 years of Swiss support for Pakistan

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Vocational training to counter skills shortage

The Swiss model has inspired Bulgaria's reform of its vocational education and training (VET) into a dual system, to which Switzerland contributed financial support and expertise.

Article: Vocational training in Bulgaria


Three men install an automatic weather station in the Peruvian highlands.

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.

Dossier: Tech4Good

Three Peruvian experts roped together walking on a glacier.

Mountains a vital setting for sustainable development efforts

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

Dossier «Mountains»

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Dispatch 2017–2020

The principles, tasks, objectives and focus of Switzerland’s international cooperation are set out in the Federal Council’s 2017–2020 Dispatch to Parliament.

Dossier «Dispatch 2017–2020»

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2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

A global framework for sustainable development. The 17 sustainable development goals follow on from the Millennium Development Goals.

2030 Agenda

Online publications

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