Capacity development for Knowledge and the Agenda 2030

Projet terminé

Strengthening the capacity of marginalised groups, small and developing countries to ensure their participation in global processes contributes to SDC’s overall objectives. DiploFoundation addresses this issue through capacity development, promotion of e-participation, learning and networking.

Thème Période Budget
Formation professionelle
État de droit - démocratie - droits de l’homme
Formation professionnelle
Technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC)
Secteur non spécifié
01.01.2016 - 31.10.2019
CHF  1’200’000

Lack of capacity for effective participation in global policy is a bottleneck for national development and poverty reduction in many small and developing countries. DiploFoundation addresses that gap between limited capacities and raising needs of small and developing countries as well as marginalised groups for meaningful participation in global policy making.


Preserve Diplo's capacities to implement its activities including important projects for Switzerland’s international activities.

Groupes cibles

Beneficiaries of Diplo’s courses and CD programmes in small and developing countries, including government departments, regional organisational, NGOs, local authorities, marginalised groups and communities involved in regional and global policy processes; Staff of SDC and partner organisations.

Effets à moyen terme
  • Diplo’s online learning platform and methodologies remain innovative and up-to-date
  • Diplo’s effectiveness and efficiency to implement e-participation activities is increased
  • Enhanced Diplo’s activities through more effective multimedia tools
  • Local communities are better represented in activities and /events initiated by Diplo, the SDC and other partners
  • SDC better understands the potential of online learning and e-participation for projects
  • More effective, innovative and visually informative SDC communication of the SDC on development issues
  • Better understanding of visual elements by both Diplo and SDC staff

Principaux résultats attendus:  

Research products, developed online learning platform, guidebook for online learning, guidance toolkit on visualisation tools, effective multimedia reporting, training, advise, production of visual reporting, Survey of SDC’s knowledge and experience with online learning.

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

Reduction of dependence on SDC from 85% (2007) to 33% (2013) by the diversification of funding and the development of new programs. However, SDC’s declared objective to assure other funding sources was not met. In 2015, SDC has not contributed financially to Diplo. As a result, unsustainable funding created institutional insecurity and staff turnover, jeopardizing the implementation of development-oriented activities and projects financed by other units of the DFAE and other federal offices.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
ONG internationale ou étrangère
  • Other international or foreign NGO North
  • DiploFoundation

Autres partenaires

IHEID, GCSP, ITU, UN Internet governance, IFRC. Malta, EU, Commonwealth.

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs

Diplomatic Missions and SDC’s global programmes and Knowledge-Learning-Culture Division.

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    1’200’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    1’200’000 Projet total depuis la première phase Budget y compris partenaires de projet CHF   11’375’000
Phases du projet Phase 7 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2025   (Phase en cours) Phase 6 01.11.2019 - 31.12.2022   (Completed)

Phase 5 01.01.2016 - 31.10.2019   (Completed)