Hundreds of millions of children worldwide are missing school because they live in an emergency situation that sometimes lasts for years.
The Swiss Cooperation Programme for Nepal 2023–26 is aimed at federal state building, achieving inclusive and sustainable economic growth, and supporting migrants and their families. The programme also comprises activities relating to gender equality and social inclusion as well as climate change adaptation and mitigation. Switzerland deploys various cooperation modalities, including mandates, contributions and budget support, to help attain these objectives and strengthen the Nepalese system. The approach and objectives selected follow the recommendations resulting from the external evaluation of the Cooperation Strategy for Nepal 2018–22.
Millions of people have no access to clean drinking water – a report from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
This publication consists of six tables providing an overview of public development assistance (Swiss Confederation, cantons, communes) and private grants (NGOs) from Switzerland in 2020, by recipient country and by organization. It also includes a list of the main projects by country.
Switzerland has been supporting Albania’s political, social and economic transition since 1992, having established diplomatic relations in 1970. Today, Switzerland ranks among Albania’s largest bilateral cooperation partners.
Decent work worldwide is considered a key factor for reducing poverty. But there are major challenges – and the pandemic has only added to them.
This Phasing out Programme will continue to focus the work of SDC in Bolivia on three thematic areas which are essential for sustainable improvement in the living conditions of the country’s poorest people: Economic Development, Govern ance, and Climate Change and the Environment.
With its new 2022-2024 Cooperation Programme in Central America, Swiss Cooperation is entering a new phase. The Dispatch on Switzerland’s International Cooperation 2021-2024 envisages a responsible and gradual withdrawal of Swiss bilateral cooperation from Latin America and the Caribbean.
Starting with humanitarian assistance in 1998, Switzerland’s cooperation with Kosovo has gradually shifted towards supporting transition processes and progress towards European standards and values. In 2008, Switzerland was one of the first countries to recognize the republic of Kosovo and to establish diplomatic and consular relations. Switzerland and Kosovo have since then developed a trusted partnership based on mutual interests and rooted in the spirit of the cooperation agreements between the two governments.
The Guidelines on Water 2022–2025 substantiate the principles of the Foreign Policy Strategy 2020−23 and the IC Strategy 2021−24 in relation to the foreign policy thematic priority of water. The structure is framed by the five key objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. The guidelines are part of the third level of the cascade of core foreign policy documents. They are primarily aimed at the FDFA but may also provide guidance for other departments and actors. A glossary explains the key terms.