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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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CATCOS: improved climate data

Spanning a period of over five years, the CATCOS project provided ten partner countries with targeted support in building their climate observation capacity.

Project CATCOS 

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Local governance

The SDC is helping fourteen communes in Benin to decentralise public services, a topic that was on President of the Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard’s agenda during her trip to Cotonou.

Project Local gouvernance in Benin


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Vocational education and training creates prospects

Annual Swiss Development Cooperation Conference 2017.

Dossier Annual Conference

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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

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«One Wold»

«One World» –– the SDC's magazine. Take a different kind of world trip four times a year and experience regions and countries from unusual perspectives.  

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