Democratización, para un desarrollo inclusivo y sostenible

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 133 – 144 de 265

Accountability for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda

01.01.2020 - 28.02.2023

The 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals is the internationally agreed guiding framework for sustainable development. A follow-up and review process, to which Switzerland has substantially contributed, supports accountability for the Agenda at national, regional and global levels. This proposal includes contributions to different partners which will enable a substantial role of important stakeholders in this process, for better decisions and measurement of progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.


Culture for Development - Myanmar

01.01.2020 - 31.12.2023

The project aims (i) to support freedom of expression and cultural identity, (ii) to promote skills and jobs in arts and culture. This will contribute to support socio-economic development and to strengthen social cohesion. Covid-19 has massively eroded livelihoods and carries a further risk for fundamental freedoms and civil society participation. The support to the culture sector is a relevant complement and leverage to Switzerland’s current interventions for peace, democracy and sustainable development in Myanmar.  


National Water Resource Management Project in Uzbekistan

01.01.2020 - 31.12.2023

The project supports the water sector reform through the development of an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) - based strategic framework that ensures equitable and fair water distribution among all water users. This will allow the Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) to efficiently and effectively manage water resources leading to increased water productivity and improved livelihoods of the rural population in Uzbekistan.


Decentralization for Improved Democratic Education (DECIDE)

01.01.2020 - 31.01.2025

Decentralisation and education reforms are key components to the ongoing national reforms that need to be pursued in a coordinated manner. Capitalizing on experience in decentralisation reform and in citizenship education, Switzerland will support the development of efficient, transparent and participatory education governance in rural areas of Ukraine, where it will aim at fostering trust between local authorities and citizens through improved education service and greater civic engagement of youth.


SDG Lab: multi-stakeholder innovation and collaboration for the 2030 Agenda

10.12.2019 - 31.12.2022

Business as usual will not suffice in order to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Develop­ment and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Lab, established in 2016 in Ge­neva, addresses this in using innovative and experimental methodologies and processes. It promotes Geneva and Switzerland as implementation hub for the Agenda, leveraging the unique ecosystem of actors, including the financial sector, to ensure policy and action for implementation of the Agenda. 


Trail Bridge Sub-Sector Program

01.12.2019 - 30.11.2023

The project supports the Government of Nepal to institutionalize trail bridge building under the new federal structure. Due to the ongoing state restructuring process, Swiss support is required for a last phase to ensure the transfer of the institutional and human capacity built-up in trail bridges over the past four decades to the new state and local governments. Walking remains a major mode of travel in Nepal, and trail bridges are still essential for people to access basic public services


Myanmar: Support to the 2020 Elections

01.12.2019 - 31.03.2022

Switzerland contributes to credible, transparent, inclusive and free of violence or intimidation national elections in 2020 through a partnership with International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). Swiss support will facilitate inclusive reform of the electoral framework, strengthen the capacities of the Union Election Commission as well as increase information and access to electoral process with a focus on women and marginalized groups


DiploFoundation – Digital Governance

01.11.2019 - 31.12.2022

As digital transformation has accelerated, the mechanisms for digital governance (shared norms and standards) failed to keep pace. With this contribution DiploFoundation (Diplo) supports digital governance in general and developing countries in building capacities to participate in inclusive digital policy processes. Diplo has made a significant contribution that Geneva is today one of the main hubs for digital policies and more developing countries are participating in the discussions.


Fortalecimiento de la Gobernanza y de los Derechos Humanos en América Central

Dialogo Gobernanza RRNN

01.10.2019 - 30.09.2022

En fase II, el Programa consolida capacidades del Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos en vigilancia, promoción y protección de defensores de derechos humanos pueblos indígenas, afrodescendientes y facilita que gobiernos, sector privado, indígenas y afrodescendientes, establezcan un proceso de diálogo sobre gobernanza de los recursos naturales y definan primeros acuerdos en los países del Triángulo Norte y Nicaragua.


Democratic Society Promotion (DSP)

01.10.2019 - 31.12.2023

Through grants and capacity building, Kosovo's civil society is supported to do advocacy and fulfil its watchdog function, to become more accountable and transparent and to enhance legitimacy by reconnecting with citizens and their constituency. By providing support through a contribution to the newly established donor pool fund administered by the local partner Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF), support to civil society will become more efficient, sustainable and better coordinated.


Horn of Africa: Framework for Risk Governance and Adaptive Programming (FRAP)

15.09.2019 - 31.12.2024

The Horn of Africa is a hyper-fragile context with high security and fiduciary risks. This framework strengthens Switzerland’s fitness to operate remotely in hard-to-access contexts through a innovative monitoring and accountability tool. It supports capacity strengthening of local partners. The framework enables adaptive programming and effectiveness of the portfolio. It strengthens Somalia’s statistical system to improve data gathering and to monitor the implementation of the Agenda 2030.


Somalia: Strengthening State Institutions for better service delivery

01.09.2019 - 31.12.2022

Building state institutions and the capabilities of the Somali government to implement better services is of primary importance to realize the developmental objectives contained in the Somalia National Development Plan (NDP) and the Sustainable Development Goals. With the contribution to the World Bank Multi-Partner Fund (MPF) Switzerland will support the rebuilding of core state functions and the socio-economic recovery in Somalia.

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