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Sustainable Development Goals Impact Finance Initiative

Call for proposals for innovative impact finance solutions

22.03.2022 - The SDG Impact Finance Initiative, announced its first call for proposals, preparing to award grants for innovative impact finance solutions. The launch comes three months after SECO, UBS Optimus Foundation, Credit Suisse Foundation and SDC launched the Initiative. It aims to mobilize up to one billion Swiss francs in private capital by 2030 to advance measurable impact in developing countries.

International Cooperation Forum

The Youth and Future Prize "Together we're better"

01.03.2022 - The Youth and Future Prize "Together we're better", launched for the second time by SECO and the SDC, sparked great interest. A total of 62 entries from young people were received. Their goal: to contribute to sustainable development and the reduction of poverty in a country where Switzerland is engaged in international cooperation. The prizes will be presented on 31 March 2022 at the International Cooperation Forum.