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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.

Support for Ukraine

Decommissioned trams from Zurich sent to Vinnitsa

15.03.2023 - SECO and the Zurich Transport Authority are to deliver 35 decommissioned trams of the type Tram2000 to the Ukrainian city of Vinnitsa, where they will be used for a further 12 to 15 years. SECO and the city of Vinnitsa have been working together for many years within the framework of economic cooperation in the areas of public transport, spatial planning and energy efficiency. Press release (PDF, 226 kB, 14.03.2023) (only available in German)

EBRD

SECO and EBRD reaffirm their cooperation

21.02.2023 - At their partnership meeting in London, SECO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) reaffirmed their commitment to Ukraine. The two partners also emphasized the importance of supporting the private sector and building partnerships between development actors to address climate change and global crises.

Moldova

Switzerland supports more and better jobs

16.02.2023 - Switzerland's economic development cooperation is funding a programme in Moldova to create more and better jobs. The programme is implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in response to an urgent request from the Moldovan government.

 

Support for Ukraine

Decommissioned trams from Zurich sent to Vinnitsa

15.03.2023 - SECO and the Zurich Transport Authority are to deliver 35 decommissioned trams of the type Tram2000 to the Ukrainian city of Vinnitsa, where they will be used for a further 12 to 15 years. SECO and the city of Vinnitsa have been working together for many years within the framework of economic cooperation in the areas of public transport, spatial planning and energy efficiency. Press release (PDF, 226 kB, 14.03.2023) (only available in German)

EBRD

SECO and EBRD reaffirm their cooperation

21.02.2023 - At their partnership meeting in London, SECO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) reaffirmed their commitment to Ukraine. The two partners also emphasized the importance of supporting the private sector and building partnerships between development actors to address climate change and global crises.

International Cooperation Forum 2023

Education4Future

03.02.2023 - Une formation de base et une formation continue de qualité sont déterminantes pour le développement durable. C'est pourquoi le International Cooperation Forum Switzerland, qui se tiendra les 15 et 16 février à Genève, aura pour thème "Education4Future". Le SECO encourage la transmission de compétences professionnelles répondant aux besoins du marché au niveau de la formation supérieure.

Urban Development Project

Urban development in Sousse

19.01.2023 - SECO works with authorities and stakeholders to design forward-looking strategies for cities. In Sousse, SECO is providing financial and technical support to the authorities during various stages of urban development, from planning and developing sustainable strategies to financing investments and implementing projects.

 

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