Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC

(in russian)

Linked with Gulnara Derbisheva – Kyrgyzstan;

Reducing Poverty and Promoting Peace: Switzerland invests about CHF 1.5 billion a year in combating poverty and promoting economic development in countries of the Third World and Eastern Europe. Two federal offices coordinate international development cooperation on behalf of the Swiss Confederation: the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (seco).

All official development cooperation activities aim to improve living conditions for the world’s most disadvantaged people. The SDC focuses primarily on conflict transformation, social development, good governance, promoting economic structures and safeguarding natural resources. The SDC also strives to strengthen the abilities of its partner countries to take their own initiatives. (full text).

Swiss Regional Strategy in Central Asia 2007-2010;
Activities in Kyrgyzstan;
Activities in Tajikistan;
Activities in Uzbekistan;
Download the Annual Report 2004, 24 pages.

About: The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Swiss Foreign Ministry. Together with other federal offices, SDC is responsible for overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe as well as humanitarian aid.

SDC employs a staff of around 550 people to carry out its activities in Switzerland and abroad, with an annual budget of CHF 1.3 billion (2004). The agency undertakes direct actions, supports the programmes of multilateral organisations, and helps to finance programmes run by Swiss and international aid organisations in the following areas:

  • Bilateral and multilateral development cooperation;
  • Humanitarian aid, including the Swiss Humanitarian Relief Unit (SHA);
  • Cooperation with Eastern Europe.

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