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SECO’s Economic Cooperation and Development division has a new website. It includes stories from people all over the world about how SECO is helping to reduce poverty and global risks.

Message for 2017–2020

New Message for 2017–2020

In 2016 the Federal Council and Parliament passed the 2017–2020 Message on Switzerland’s international cooperation. This gives SECO the mandate to work towards sustainable and inclusive economic growth in its partner countries.

New Country Strategies 2017–2020

New Country Strategies for 2017–2020

New Country Strategies have been drawn up for the following SECO priority countries: Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, South Africa and Vietnam. These publications provide information about SECO’s commitment and current developments in the country in question. They may be downloaded or ordered online.

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.