Switzerland's enlargement contribution

Results of country programmes completed in the EU-12

08.06.2020 - Promoting renewable energy, creating employment and strengthening civil society: the final review of Switzerland's enlargement contribution summarises the results of Swiss-backed projects in 12 of the 13 states that joined the EU in 2004.  

2019 annual report on international cooperation

Swiss commitment to sustainable development

02.06.2020 - SECO and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) have published the 2019 annual report on the Swiss International Cooperation. In an attractive multimedia format, the report tells stories about how Switzerland contributes to reduce poverty and mitigate global risks.

Multilateral development banks

Since 1960, IDA has transformed societies and lifted millions out of poverty

Replenishment of IDA and ADF

27.05.2020 - Switzerland is contributing a total of CHF 879 million to replenish the resources of the International Development Association (IDA) and the African Development Fund (ADF). The money will be used to fight poverty, promote sustainable development and tackle the health, social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis in the world's poorest countries.  

Press releases


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How does SECO help to reduce poverty?

Where does it operate?


Country portfolio

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

What is its strategy?


Strategic focus

SECO works to achieve sustainable economic growth that benefits everyone.