Reports on effectiveness and annual reports

Reports on the Effectiveness of Swiss Development Cooperation

The SDC regularly assesses its activities in the key areas of its development cooperation activities. Since 2008, it has published these results in the form of reports that are aimed at a wide target audience.

The SDC has published reports on the effectiveness of Swiss development cooperation since 2008. These reports review its key activities: water, agriculture, climate change and health. They not only report on the SDC’s successes but also on the difficulties encountered and the challenges to be met. In cases where the area of activity in question also involves the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, the report is published jointly.

The principal aim of these reports is to inform the Swiss public and parliamentarians on the effectiveness of Switzerland’s development cooperation. They also contribute to the SDC’s institutional learning and hence to the ongoing qualitative improvement of its cooperation and development strategies and projects.


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The SDC contribution : Report on the result of Swiss international cooperation 2013–2016

The report 'The SDC Contribution‘ aims to inform about the results of our work and the challenges we faced in realising the goals adopted by Parliament within the framework of the Dispatch on Switzerland’s International Cooperation 2013 – 2016. It illustrates results with concrete examples which contribute to worldwide poverty reduction.



Report on effectiveness 2015: Swiss International Cooperation in Health 2000-2013

This report is an independent external analysis that presents the results of the Swiss international cooperation in the health sector between 2000 and 2013. It assessed a total of 57 health projects. This type of report is regularly produced by the SDC in order to analyze the results attained by its interventions in a certain thematic.



Report on Effectiveness 2014: Swiss International Cooperation in Climate Change 2000–2012

This report is an independent external analysis. It assessed a total of 423 SDC and SECO projects during the period 2000-2012 regarding their effects on climate change adaptation and mitigation. An overall good effectiveness was identified in increasing people’s ability to cope with the impacts of climate change (adaptation). It showed furthermore that the Swiss international cooperation played a positive role in climate protection (mitigation), i.e. in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.



Switzerland’s contribution – The achievements of the SDC in 2006–2010

For the first time, the SDC is publishing the results of its activities over a five-year period. This new general activity report illustrates eight thematic areas of SDC activity by presenting sample projects, the funds earmarked, and the contribution thus made to worldwide poverty reduction and the reform of structures.



Effectiveness Report 2011: Disaster Risk Reduction in International Cooperation

Prevention pays off. The effectiveness report highlights that prevention is not only beneficial in saving lives and reducing damages and losses. It is also economically efficient, as the analysis of 10 targeted SDC DRR project demonstrates.



Report on effectiveness: Swiss development cooperation in the agricultural sector 2010

The second report on the effectiveness of Swiss development cooperation shows with concrete examples the impact of the CHF 1.189 billion invested between 2003 and 2008 on recipient countries in Africa, Asia, Southeast Europe and Latin America.



L’efficacité en point de mire: Reflets sur des programmes de la DDC 2009

This synthesis report convincingly documents the effectiveness of various SDC projects and programmes conducted in different priority countries and in diverse cooperation domains. It describes the objectives and the methods used to reach them, while conveying an overview of the development goals that have been achieved.



Report on the effectiveness of Swiss development cooperation in the water sector 2008

This Report on the Effectiveness of Swiss development cooperation in the field of access to drinking water is directed at the general public and renders an account of successes achieved through implemented measures, but also on problems encountered and existing challenges. External specialists carried out indepth analysis of twenty-three bilateral and multilateral measures. Project beneficiaries also took part in this assessment. Thanks to programmes that Switzerland has implemented over the past five years, the number of people with improved access to drinking water and sanitation has increased by around 370,000 each year. Access to irrigation has also increased by about 30,000 people each year.


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Annual reports

Each year SDC’s annual reports present a sample of the results achieved and demonstrate how Switzerland has helped to solve local, regional and global problems in different parts of the world.


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Annual Report 2015 SDC / SECO - Swiss International Cooperation

The Annual Report shows in five sections how in 2015 the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) opened up new prospects for the populations of their partner countries. In addition, the SDC provided emergency aid on the ground to the victims of armed conflicts and to forcibly displaced people.



Annual Report 2014 SDC / SECO - Swiss International Cooperation

Smallholder farmers, vocational education and innovation: The annual report of the SDC/SECO gives an overview of Switzerland's multifaceted international cooperation activities.



Annual Report 2013 SDC / SECO – Swiss International Cooperation

The Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation contains the most important results of the SDC and SECO's engagement in the fight against poverty and reducing global risks. For the first time in 2013 the areas of humanitarian aid, technical and financial cooperation, economic and trade policy measures, and cooperation with Eastern Europe followed a uniform strategy.



Annual Report 2012 SDC / SECO – Swiss International Cooperation

The Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation contains the most important results of the SDC and SECO's engagement in the fight against poverty and reducing global risks.



Annual Report 2011 SDC / SECO – Swiss International Cooperation

The Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation contains the most important results of the SDC and SECO's engagement in the fight against poverty and reducing global risks.



Annual Report 2010 SDC / SECO – Swiss International Cooperation

The Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation contains the most important results of the SDC and SECO's engagement in the fight against poverty and reducing global risks.



Annual Report 2009 SDC / SECO – Swiss International Cooperation

The Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation contains the most important results of the SDC and SECO's engagement in the fight against poverty and reducing global risks.




Annual Report 2008 SDC / SECO – Swiss International Cooperation

The Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation contains the most important results of the SDC and SECO's engagement in the fight against poverty and reducing global risks.




Annual Report 2007 SDC / SECO – Swiss International Cooperation

The Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation contains the most important results of the SDC and SECO's engagement in the fight against poverty and reducing global risks.



Annual Report 2006 SDC / SECO – Swiss International Cooperation

The Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation contains the most important results of the SDC and SECO's engagement in the fight against poverty and reducing global risks.


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