Una joven introduce la papeleta de voto en una urna electoral.
La COSUDE trabaja por la celebración de elecciones justas y transparentes, p. ej., en Túnez. © COSUDE

Fomentar los valores democráticos es fundamental para una gobernanza que incluya a todas las personas. La participación equitativa de todos los grupos de población aumenta las posibilidades de un desarrollo equilibrado del que todos se benefician. Con ella, se ponen límites a la corrupción y al abuso de poder, lo cual reduce el riesgo de frustración y confrontación política. La promoción de la democracia es una de las prioridades de la política exterior suiza. 

La democratización es una de las inquietudes principales de la COSUDE. El objetivo es fomentar la intervención de la ciudadanía y una actuación responsable del gobierno. La participación equitativa de los diferentes grupos de población en la vida política y la cogestión en cuestiones que influyen en la vida cotidiana permiten la integración de intereses diversos y la adopción de decisiones ampliamente apoyadas. Esto fortalece la legitimidad de los procesos políticos y el sentido de corresponsabilidad en la implementación. Otros principios básicos de la democracia son el reparto y control del poder, la rendición de cuentas, la igualdad de derechos y el Estado de Derecho.

Suiza apoya tanto las instituciones como los procesos democráticos. Fomenta la interacción de las diferentes fuerzas democráticas que influyen en el sistema político y se refuerzan mutuamente. Concede especial importancia a la promoción de la igualdad de género, la igualdad de participación y la protección de los grupos de población desfavorecidos. Su compromiso le lleva a informarse políticamente y a apoyar soluciones relevantes para el contexto, basándose en lo ya existente y orientándose por los valores democráticos y no por modelos específicos.

La democratización es importante para el desarrollo inclusivo y sostenible. Pero también constituye un objetivo en sí mismo para la garantía de los derechos civiles y políticos, y un requisito previo para el cumplimiento de otros derechos básicos sociales, económicos y culturales. La democratización puede contribuir también a la desescalada de los conflictos violentos.

Proyectos actuales

Objeto 1 – 12 de 193

Supporting Anticorruption and Asset Recovery through the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the UNCAC Coalition

01.01.2024 - 31.12.2024

Switzerland has a fundamental interest in preventing corruption so that resources in partner countries flow in public services and sustainable development, and stolen assets are not deposited in Swiss financial institutions. Supporting the effective implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) including a multilateral dialogue platform on asset return will ultimately lead to increased resources for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.


Peru, SEDAPAL: Emergency Water Supply in Lima

01.08.2023 - 31.12.2027

Lima with a population of over 12 million is subject to the highest seismic vulnerability in Peru. Hence, ensuring Lima’s water supply continuity in case of a major earthquake is crucial. The initiative aims at contributing to strengthened preparedness capacities of Lima’s water service provider (SEDAPAL) by improving its technical, financial and logistical capacities, knowledge exchange and inter-sectorial coordination together with key partners from government, academia, and the private sector.


Support to Municipal Development Programme (MDP4)

01.07.2023 - 30.06.2027

Through its contribution to the Municipal Development Programme (MDP), Switzerland aims to improve the quality and accessibility of local services and infrastructure provided by Palestinian municipalities to their citizens in the oPt. The programme builds the capacities for stable, transparent and accountable local institutions in the West Bank and Gaza. Supported by key donors of the sector, the programme promotes and supports reforms and provides a prominent platform for sector policy dialogue with the Palestinian Ministry of Local Governance. 


Strengthening Civil Society in Myanmar – Paung Ku

01.07.2023 - 30.06.2027

In Myanmar, civic space has considerably shrunk since the military coup. In the absence of a legitimate government, networks of independent civil society organisations (CSOs) are essential actors for basic service provision and promotion of democratic values and human rights. Showing commitment to localisation, Switzerland will enable local CSOs to further support vulnerable communities and to protect the foundations of a pluralistic and inclusive society.  


Contribution to UNICEF Transition and Resilience Education Fund (TREF)

01.07.2023 - 31.12.2024

Switzerland’s contribution to UNICEF’s Transition and Resilience Education Fund (TREF) in Lebanon ensures access to relevant quality public education for the most vulnerable children of all nationalities to avoid the scenario of a lost generation after 4 years of disrupted education. Amidst Lebanon’s economic crisis, TREF further contributes to improving the governance, efficiency, inclusiveness, and overall resilience of Lebanon public education system.


System Strengthening Partnership Programme of the Ministry of Education Jordan and through UNESCO

01.07.2023 - 31.12.2025

In Jordan, the access to inclusive, protective quality education for vulnerable young people is impacted by natural and human-made hazards, including the protracted Syria crisis and climate change. Switzerland’s contribution to UNESCO for the System Strengthening Partnership Programme of the Ministry of Education enhances governance for evidence-based and crisis-sensitive education planning and delivery, as per Jordan’s Education Strategic Plan 2018-2025.


Central Asia Arts and Culture Programme 2.0. (CAACP 2.0.)

01.07.2023 - 30.06.2027

The objective of the Central Asia Arts and Culture Programme (CAACP) is to foster the further development of a vibrant and open art and culture scene that contributes to preserving freedom of expression and enhancing social cohesion in the region. The CAACP offers cultural institutions and artists opportunities to create a platform that enables people, including left-behind groups, to address issues affecting their lives and contribute to positive social change.


Moldova – Making the Most of Migration

01.06.2023 - 31.12.2026

With one third of Moldova’s population living abroad, the current country`s leadership is firmly committed to harness the development potential of migration. Previous Swiss-supported interventions resulted in a unique mobilization of Moldovan migrants committed to contribute to the development of their home communities. Switzerland will further support Moldova to ensure the sustainability of diaspora engagement models and to improve evidence-based governance through reliable demographic statistics, including migration trends.


Astha - Election Support Project

01.05.2023 - 30.06.2026

The democracy of Bangladesh will be strengthened through a fair, free, inclusive and non-violent election cycle, to which this project contributes by supporting the Bangladesh Election Commission, civil society organisations, media and marginalised communities including women and/or youth groups. The project builds on Switzerland’s democratic principles to foster good governance, at all levels, within electoral processes. 


REGLEAU - Renforcement de la gouvernance locale de l’eau et de l’assainissement

01.04.2023 - 31.07.2025

Ce projet vise à renforcer les capacités de six communes d’Haïti afin qu'elles puissent fournir des services d'eau potable et d'assainissement résilients aus risques et catastrophes à la population. En vue de la fin de la coopération bilatérale de la Suisse en Haïti, la phase II consolide et met à l'échelle les acquis de la première phase et intègre des approches du projet direct humanitaire « Réduction des Risques de Catastrophes Naturelles ».


Women’s Increased Leadership for Democracy in Georgia

01.04.2023 - 31.03.2027

To engage more women in Georgia’s political and public life, the WILD project will

(i) increase the political literacy and skills of 1’150 locally active women, their organizations and public servants;

(ii) sensitize 60 journalists, and 150 data producers and users on gender-related reporting;

(iii) contribute to development and adoption of gender-responsive laws and policies, benefitting some 38’350 public servants. The project will engage with men to foster behavioural change.


Natural Resource Governance Institute – advancing good governance in resourcerich countries

01.04.2023 - 31.12.2025

The commodities sector plays a crucial role in many developing countries, particularly in terms of domestic resource mobilisation, but also because of the manifold challenges attached to the sector such as illicit financial flows, human rights abuses and environmental degradation. Through its partnership with NRGI, Switzerland contributes to improving the governance of mineral resources in resource-rich developing countries, also in light of the ongoing global energy transition.

Objeto 1 – 12 de 193