Research and culture

A young woman working in a laboratory in Bangladesh in 2012
Public health research project in Bangladesh. © SDC/John Paul Kay

Science contributes to solving development problems, helps to cope with future challenges and creates the basis for a transformation process towards sustainable development in all regions of the world. Art and culture are important factors in peacebuilding and sustainable development. Art and culture encourage freedom of expression, peacebuilding and sustainable development. The SDC's commitment in these sectors allows it to promote crucial drivers of change.