In 2001, Switzerland began its activities with relief efforts related to the 'dzud' weather disaster. Since then, cooperation has gradually shifted from humanitarian aid to development cooperation programmes.
The SDC’s cooperation programmes in Mongolia focus on three main areas:
- agriculture, food security, climate change and environment
- inclusive economic development and vocational skills development
- good governance, civic participation and gender equality
Based on the new regional priorities of the Swiss International Cooperation Strategy 2021–24, the SDC's current engagement in Mongolia will be terminated by the end of 2024. Other forms of development cooperation after 2024 are possible. The Swiss embassy in Beijing will continue to safeguard Swiss interests in Mongolia.
Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid, SDC
Swiss Cooperation Office in Mongolia, SDC
Swiss Cooperation Programme Mongolia 2022–24 – Phasing Out Programme (PDF, 46 Pages, 1.4 MB, English)