Swiss official development assistance (ODA)

Indonesien 2021-2024

Switzerland ranked 9th in 2020

25.02.2021 – In 2020, Swiss ODA amounted to 3,343 billion Swiss francs, 263 million francs more than in 2019. As a share of gross national income, Swiss ODA totalled 0.48 percent. In international comparison of the 29 member states of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD, Switzerland ranked 9th in 2020.  

Spring meeting of the IMF and the World Bank Group

Overcoming the COVID-19 crisis and promoting economic recovery

04.09.2021 – A the spring meeting, the measures introduced by the World Bank Group to tackle the COVID-19 crisis and promote a green, resilient and inclusive economic recovery will be discussed. Switzerland supports this comprehensive approach. It is important to work with partners and adhere to strict environmental, social and governance standards.

Voluntary Sustainability Standards

Driving sustainability impacts in global value chains

07.04.2021 – A new Position Paper highlights SECO’s role in driving impacts in global value chains through sustainability standards. Against pressing global challenges linked to climate change, biodiversity loss and poverty, the paper elucidates new trends, analyzes the increasing interlinkages between government regulations and voluntary market-based standards and points at future priorities of SECO’s cooperation.

Press releases


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What does SECO do?


Confronting challenges

Stories about how SECO reduces poverty and mitigates global risks.

What is its strategy?


Strategic focus

SECO works to achieve sustainable economic growth that benefits everyone.

Where does it operate?


Country portfolio

SECO supports people living in countries that face important poverty and development problems.

The coronavirus crisis

SECO responds

SECO supports its partner countries in tackling the coronavirus crisis and its consequences.