Switzerland's expertise in the rule of law and democracy is recognised and sought after around the world. Swiss international cooperation encourages partner governments to take ownership and works to strengthen civil society in order to foster democracy, decentralisation and public accountability.
The rule of law and democracy are values that have a long tradition in Switzerland, serving as hallmarks for the dynamic, economically successful country. Switzerland's International Cooperation Strategy 2021–24 uses this tradition and these values as a basis for its work in developing countries. Swiss expertise in this area is recognised and sought after around the world.