In focus

Michael Gerber, ambassador and Special Envoy for Global Sustainable Development within the FDFA, during his speech at the conference “Evidence. Engagement. Policiesˮ.

Advancing sustainable development through research collaborations

Dealing with the complex challenges that arise in the process of implementing the 2030 Agenda requires Investments in long-term research partnerships.


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Smallholder farmers boost their incomes thanks to mobile phones

Agri-Fin Mobile, a project co-funded by the SDC, provides access to financial and advisory services to smallholder farmers worldwide via mobile phone.



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Mountains a vital setting for sustainable development efforts

A large number of SDC projects take place in mountain regions and seek to improve the quality of life of people who live there.

Dossier «Mountains»

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Dispatch 2017–2020

The principles, tasks, objectives and focus of Switzerland’s international cooperation are set out in the Federal Council’s 2017–2020 Dispatch to Parliament.

Dossier «Dispatch 2017–2020»

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2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

A global framework for sustainable development. The 17 sustainable development goals follow on from the Millennium Development Goals.

2030 Agenda

Online publications

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Annual Report SDC 2016

The SDC and SECO had three priorities for 2016: combating poverty, reducing global risks and improving prospects for people in fragile contexts.

Annual Report SDC 2016

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