In addition to humanitarian aid, development cooperation and cooperation with Eastern Europe, the SDC's expenditures include the contribution to the enlargement of the European Union, which it implements jointly with SECO.
Evolution of SDC expenditures
To reach the Parliament's target of 0.5% of ODA in proportion of Gross national income (GNI), the financial means awarded to international cooperation steadily grew till 2015.
From 2016 on the international cooperation credits were heavily reduced by budgets cuts decided by the Federal Council (stabilisation programs and debt brake).
SDC bilateral expenditures by region