Accountability and effectiveness

Switzerland’s international cooperation - Final report on the implementation of the Message 2017-2020

The final report on the implementation of the Message on International Cooperation 2017–2020 shows that SECO is largely achieving its objectives, obtaining good results and is actively addressing difficulties.

Biannual report on SECO’s Economic Cooperation and Development performance 2017-2018

Better Work Project, Vietnam

This report aims to draw lessons, disseminate knowledge and strengthen the effectiveness of SECO WE’s development aid. In 2017-2018, 89% of all externally evaluated projects were rated at least as good.

Switzerland's International Cooperation
mid-term report of the implementation of the message 2017-2020


The mid-term report on the current state of implementation of the message on the International Cooperation 2017–2020, which is a summary of the results to date, indicating that Switzerland is largely on course to meet its objectives.

Annual effectiveness reports SECO

Pipeline over a river

This report is based on the results and recommendations of the 530 evaluations conducted since 2005. In the 2016 report, 86% of the external projects evaluated are rated as successful.

Report on Effectiveness in the Field of Employment

Independent experts had a close look at the projects in the Field of employment by SECO and SDC to find out how effectively these interventions improved employment and income generation. Almost 85 per cent of interventions received effectiveness scores in the range of "very good" to "satisfactory".  

SECO takes stock 2012–2015

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The report “SECO takes stock 2012–2015” contains the main findings but also examples of projects with partner countries, statements from beneficiary groups, and information on the challenges and prospects for future economic cooperation.

Annual effectiveness reports SECO

South Africa cars and people

This report is based on the results and recommendations of the 450 evaluations conducted since 2005. In the 2015 report, 79% of the projects evaluated to date are rated as successful.

Report on Effectiveness 2014: climate change 2000-2012


The 2014 Effectiveness Report presents the development cooperation results achieved by SECO and the SDC in the domain of climate change over the period 2000-2012. The study covers over 400 projects, representing total disbursements of CHF 1.32 billion.

Report on Effectiveness 2010: agriculture sector


The second Effectiveness Report of Swiss development cooperation presents the effectiveness of the CHF 1.189 billion invested in the agricultural sector between 2003 and 2008 in selected countries in Africa, Asia, South-East Europe and Latin America.

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