The SDC regularly reviews its activities and effectiveness in key areas of Swiss development cooperation. Since 2000, it has published these results in the form of reports that are aimed at a wide target audience.
Reports on effectiveness and annual reports
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.
Reports on effectiveness
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.
Object 1 9 of 9
The Report on Effectiveness 2017 presents the achieved results of the international cooperation of SDC and SECO in the field of employment between 2005-2014. Independent experts have assessed the effectiveness of more 72 projects and programs. The report also shows which factors have influenced the effectiveness. The SDC and SECO regularly produce reports on effectiveness in order to analyze the achieved results of their interventions in certain thematic fields.
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 the Parliament in the framework of the Dispatch on Switzerland’s International Cooperation 2013 – 2016. It illustrates results with concrete examples which contribute to worldwide poverty reduction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Object 1 9 of 9
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.