Portrait: SDC in brief

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is the agency for international cooperation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). The SDC is responsible for the overall coordination with other federal authorities of development and cooperation with Eastern Europe as well as for humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.

Swiss international cooperation, which is an integral part of the Federal Council's foreign policy, aims to contribute to a world without poverty and in peace, for sustainable development. It fosters economic self-reliance and state autonomy, contributes to the improvement of production conditions, helps address environmental problems, and ensures better access to education and basic healthcare services.

SDC in brief

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