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A man points to his house under construction.

New homes after the war

The SDC contributes to the post-conflict rehabilitation of more than 5000 Sri Lankan families with a “cash for reconstruction” project in the north of the country.


A Malian woman making a solander box.

Preserving Mali’s unique cultural heritage

A project to rehabilitate the Arab-Islamic cultural heritage of northern Mali is well under way. The SDC has invested more than CHF 1 million in this operation.


Logo International Day of Forests

Protection of Andean forest ecosystems

21 March is the International Day of Forests. The SDC is committed to the protection of forests. A case in point is the ANFOR project.

ANFOR project


Two Nepalese women working on an electrical model.

Vocational education and training accessible to all

SDC is focusing on vocational education and training in 2015. Find out more about SDC’s strategy and the projects it is carrying out throughout the world.

Vocational education and training

Post-2015 Agenda

Switzerland actively participates in the search for universally valid development and sustainability goals for the post-2015 period.

Post-2015 Agenda
Blog Post-2015

Democracy Without Borders

The Democracy Without Borders initiative associates nationally and internationally renowned Swiss personalities with development projects.

Democracy Without Borders


Briefing Papers

Current themes of Swiss development cooperation and background information on projects in different regions of the world published in our Briefing Papers at regular intervals.

Briefing Papers


"One Wold"


“One World” – the SDC’s magazine. Take a trip around the world of a rather different kind four times a year and experience regions and countries from unusual perspectives. Available in German, French and Italian.

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