Partnerships with state institutions

As the federal government's competence centre for international cooperation, the SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of the substance of development cooperation with countries of the South and the East, multilateral cooperation, and Switzerland's humanitarian aid. The SDC is involved in exchanges on international cooperation with national and international authorities.


Federal administration

The SDC works on many development-policy concerns with other directorates and federal offices engaged in the field of international cooperation.

Cantons and municipalities

In light of its strategies and projects, the SDC has partnerships with cantons, cantonal federations and municipalities.

Governments in partner countries

Switzerland promotes respect for human rights and good governance both in projects and in political dialogue with governments in partner countries.

Other donor countries

The SDC coordinates with other donor countries to optimise the impact of development.