In focus

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Survey on Swiss development cooperation

The latest public opinion survey on Swiss development cooperation shows support from a majority of Swiss voters who consider it important, professional and of high quality.

Survey (de)

Vevidevi Sakthivil is broken-hearted. She lost her only daughter in the 2004 tsunami. Her husband died eight years later, after the boat taking him to Australia capsized at sea. Today, Vevidevi survives thanks to the support provided by one of her sons who has become a farmer. © R.H. Samarakone/SDC

Life after the tsunami

Portraits of eleven families that benefited from the reconstruction programme implemented by the SDC in Sri Lanka from 2005 to 2007. Ten years after the tsunami, daily life is a mix of hopes and disappointments.

Photo gallery

Eine Angestellte dreht eine Walze aus Aluminium.

Poland – Partner country of the Swiss EU enlargement contribution

With a contribution of CHF 489 million channeled through 58 projects, Swi 28B0 tzerland is supporting Poland’s efforts to reduce economic and social disparities in the country



Two Nepalese women working on an electrical model.

Vocational education and training accessible to all

SDC is focusing on vocational education and training in 2015. Find out more about SDC’s strategy and the projects it is carrying out throughout the world.

Vocational education and training

Post-2015 Agenda

Switzerland actively participates in the search for universally valid development and sustainability goals for the post-2015 period.

Post-2015 Agenda
Blog Post-2015

Democracy Without Borders

The Democracy Without Borders initiative associates nationally and internationally renowned Swiss personalities with development projects.

Democracy Without Borders


Briefing Papers

Current themes of Swiss development cooperation and background information on projects in different regions of the world published in our Briefing Papers at regular intervals.

Briefing Papers


"One Wold"

“One World” – the SDC’s magazine. Take a trip around the world of a rather different kind four times a year and experience regions and countries from unusual perspectives. Available in German, French and Italian.

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