Development banks

Learn about Switzerland's multilateral engagement in a multimedia environment

27.04.2023 - Multilateral development banks support countries in overcoming challenges such as climate change, pandemics and economic crises and in developing in a climate-friendly, resilient and inclusive way. In a multimedia environment, you can learn how Switzerland is supporting development banks in this endeavour.

Switzerland’s official development assistance

4'274 billion Swiss francs or 0.56 percent

12.04.2023 - In 2022, Swiss official development assistance (ODA) amounted to CHF 4.274 billion, with asylum-related costs in Switzerland accounting for more than a quarter of that total. Excluding these asylum costs, the ODA/GNI ratio was 0.40%.

Spring Meetings World Bank Group 2023

World Bank Group Reform to better manage the Multiple Crises

At the World Bank Group (WBG) Spring Meeting, the focus was on managing multiple crises, in particular the war in Ukraine and its effects, climate change, the debt situation of developing and emerging countries. The WBG has launched a reform process to better address the development challenges. Switzerland supports the reform.

Press releases


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What does SECO do?


Confronting challenges

Stories about how SECO reduces poverty and mitigates global risks.

On what topics?


Policy, financing, entrepreneurship, skills, trade, cities

What is its strategy?


Strategic focus

Supporting social, environmentally and climate-friendly economic growth.

Where does it operate?


Country portfolio

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