International cooperation strategy 2021–2024

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Economic growth and sustainable prosperity

01.01.2021 - Switzerland’s new strategy for international cooperation came into force at the beginning of January 2021. SECO will focus on promoting reliable framework conditions and private-sector initiatives in its partner countries. With Swiss expertise and innovative approaches, it aims to facilitate economic growth and sustainable prosperity.  

SECO’s commitment

Confronting challenges

01.01.2021 - SECO has renewed its website. Discover for instance the new multimedia stories. These show how SECO is committed to reducing poverty and addressing global challenges.

Coronavirus crisis

SECO responds

12.08.2020 - SECO is supporting its partner countries in tackling the coronavirus crisis and its consequences, which could cost thousands of jobs. It has made around 50 million Swiss francs available for this purpose. This will help safeguard important services in communities and finance liquidity relief for companies.

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.