Switzerland’s Financial support to the Programme of Work and Budget of the OECD Development Centre for the Biennium 2017-2018

Project completed

The OECD Development Centre (DEV) is a kind of “think tank” of the OECD development cluster, bridging at the knowledge and policy levels between the OECD and emerging countries, public, private and civil society stakeholders. Its overall objective is to propose guidance to policy makers for innovative policy solutions to global, regional and national challenges of development and poverty alleviation. This proposal aims to support this objective and to contribute to fund this institution. Due to budget cuts by the Swiss international cooperation, the Swiss voluntary contribution to the DEV Centre for 2017-2018 will be reduced.

Topic Period Budget
Employment & economic development
Employment creation
Women’s equality organisations and institutions
Mineral/mining policy
Public sector policy
Migration generally (development aspects and partnerships)
Sector not specified
01.01.2017 - 31.12.2018
CHF  540’000

The rapid growth in developing countries seems to be declining. Slower growth will be coupled with big challenges, in particular climate change, increasing inequalities, fragility, rapid population growth in sub-Sahara Africa and South Asia, rapid technological change. More effective national responses and global governance are necessary to manage emerging challenges and unlock opportunities. The 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Agenda offer new opportunities to chart a more inclusive future. The DEV support governments in designing policies to enable sustanaible and inclusive growth in developing and emerging economies.


Improved well-being through sustanaible, inclusive growth and poverty reduction in developing and emerging economies.

Target groups

DEV members, including Switzerland (SDC and SECO), developing and emerging countries.

Medium-term outcomes
  • Shaping the terms of the development debate and discourse
  • Informing development policy and practice

Expected results:  

Natural Resources for Development:

  • Horizontal collaboration between key OECD Directorates to enrich and bring forward the OECD Thematic Dialogue on Commodity Trading Transparency has been established


  • Social Institutions and Gender Index  (SIGI) and country profiles have been delivered
  • Global Policy Dialogue on Gender Equality and Development has been established


  • Final report on the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination has been delivered
  • Report on the operationalization of the dashboard of indicators for policy and institutionnel coherence has been applied to a larger set of countries


  • Two annual meetings of DevCom have taken place
  • Report on innovative SDG communication strategies have been delivered     

Global Development:

  • 6th edition of Perepectives on Global Development has been delivered: meetings and dissemintation have taken place

Regional analysis:

  • Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2018 has been delivered


  • All the necessary measures have been taken in order to achieve the PWB 2017-2018

Results from previous phases:  

Apart from a study in the context of the multidimensional Country reviews which was not delivered, main objectives of previous PWB supported by SDC were regulary achieved.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
Other International Organization
  • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Coordination with other projects and actors

Exchanges with other state members, SDC’s South Cooperation (Gender Focal Point), GPMD, SECO. 

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    540’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    540’000
Project phases Phase 11 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2022   (Current phase) Phase 10 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2020   (Completed)

Phase 9 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2018   (Completed)

Phase 8 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 7 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014   (Completed)