Research objective

Most of the research funding provided by Swiss development cooperation is used for the production of new knowledge. © SDC

The main objective of research in the context of Swiss international cooperation is the production of new findings and innovative approaches and the use and dissemination of scientific knowledge. 

Science-based concepts, methods, technologies, products and tools are being identified, developed, validated and applied in policy and practice.  In doing so, a distinction should be made between the production of knowledge as a public good and knowledge for the SDC.