The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) provides humanitarian aid and longer-term development cooperation in the South and East. Its aims is pursued both through direct cooperation with the individual countries and with international organizations like the United Nations.
Switzerland’s development cooperation is coordinated by the SDC in conjunction with the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).The International Cooperation Annual Report takes stock of the activities of both federal agencies and provides an overview of Swiss development assistance statistics.
Switzerland’s official development assistance and private assistance
In addition to the SDC and SECO, other federal offices, cantons and municipalities support projects and programmes in developing countries. All these government players contribute to Switzerland’s Official Development Assistance (ODA), while many private Swiss organizations also participate in development cooperation: