Mid-term report of the message 2017-2020

The effectiveness of development cooperation

25.02.2019 – SECO had its projects that are presented in the current message on international cooperation, externally evaluated. Around 85% of them turned out to be successful. Despite their high relevance, their results are not always sustainable.
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World Economic Forum (WEF)

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Federal Councilor Guy Parmelin meets representatives of the development banks

22.01.2019 - Federal Councilor Guy Parmelin received the high representatives of the seven major Multilateral Development Banks at the WEF in Davos. Switzerland reiterated its commitment to multilateralism and to the important role that the Development Banks are playing, in the discussions on making the global financial system work for all.


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New Operating Principles on Impact Investing

22.01.2019 - The Swiss financial sector welcomes the principles on impact investing developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). This is the outcome of a consultation amongst more than 100 members of the association Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF). The results were discussed at a meeting of the partners of IFC and SECO in Bern.  

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