In focus

A female of Okhaldhunga district with her harvest.

Development cooperation in Nepal

Switzerland has been engaged in development cooperation in Nepal for decades, with peacebuilding, rural development, food security and vocational training the focus of its activities.

Commitment in Nepal 


Annual Conference on Cooperation with Eastern Europe 2015

“The Western Balkans in transition – strong municipalities for sustainable development”. Presentation and discussion of SDC and SECO programmes in the Western Balkans supporting decentralisation processes and strengthening local governance.


Roma building a brick wall

Roma in Serbia project finalist for World Habitat Award

A project aimed at improving the living conditions of Roma in Serbia is among the 10 finalists for the World Habitat Award 2014–2015.



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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