Portrait: SDC in brief

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.

The goal of development cooperation is that of reducing poverty. It is meant to foster economic self-reliance and state autonomy, to contribute to the improvement of production conditions, to help in finding solutions to environmental problems, and to provide better access to education and basic healthcare services.

Text portrait

A brief overview of the SDC's activities

Video portrait

A number of short films provide an insight into the SDC’s mission: portraits, summarized facts of information, trailer on the different departments

History of the SDC

Impressions and milestones of Swiss development cooperation from 1944 up to today