General Guidance on the Private Sector in the context of the International Cooperation Strategy 2021–24

A dynamic private sector is a key driver for reducing global poverty and it is a contributor to innovation, employment and livelihood improvement. Mobilizing private sector resources is also an essential complement to official development assistance in order to achieve the SDGs. ‘The General Guidance’ provides an orientation on the various forms of cooperation between the SDC and private sector actors and explains the engagement of SDC towards conducive economic policy frameworks. The General Guidance was drafted by the SDC in the course of 2020 and consulted with selected actors from the federal administration, the private sector and the civil society and is fully aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the UN.