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Benin – Children excluded from education system go to school

The SDC is working in the Borgou region to give children excluded from the school system access to basic education adapted to their needs.


Mounted Mongolian herdsman leading his flock of sheep through snow-covered plains.

Conserving Mongolia’s green gold

Soil conservation is creating sustainable incomes for 100,000 families. The Green Gold project encourages the collective management of pasture resources in Mongolia.


two women journalists in a studio

Guaranteeing pluralism in the media in Morocco

A project funded by the SDC raises awareness among civil society organisations of the potential of electronic media.



Doña Silvia at work holding a plate of buns.

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

A Syrian woman carries her child.

Swiss involvement on behalf of victims of the Syrian crisis

Switzerland intervenes in Syria as well as in neighbouring countries.


2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

A global framework for sustainable development. The 17 sustainable development goals follow on from the Millennium Development Goals.

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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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