Switzerland’s international cooperation promotes growth that creates jobs and increases productivity, helps reduce poverty and disparities, and protects the environment.
To ensure that every individual can attain their potential, it is essential to create economic opportunities. But ever-growing inequalities require the social dimension of economic development to be given greater priority. This concerns all countries – from the most to the least advanced.
It is also important that growth takes climate change into account – adapts to it and attenuates its impact where possible – and is pursued while ensuring the protection of the environment and biodiversity. In view of these challenges, making economies more competitive must go hand in hand with ensuring framework conditions favourable to sustainable and socially equitable growth.