In focus

Young men and a young woman are trained to become electricians in a vocational training centre in Tanzania.

Annual Report SDC 2016

The SDC and SECO had three priorities for 2016: combating poverty, reducing global risks and improving prospects for people in fragile contexts.

Annual Report SDC 2016

A young mother takes advantage of learning opportunities at the literacy centre in Oum Hadjer in the Batha region of Chad.

Project to promote basic education in Chad

International Literacy Day is celebrated annually on 8 September to raise awareness of the value of a literate society and the challenges that still lie ahead.

SDC project in Tchad


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Vocational education and training creates prospects

Annual Swiss Development Cooperation Conference 2017.

Dossier Annual Conference

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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

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