Project spending

  2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenditures SECO 316.4 351.3
360.6 340.5
Development cooperation 229.5 243.0
253.4 253.2
Transition cooperation     74.4   76.0 72.5 79.1
Contribution to EU enlargement   12.4   32.2 34.7 8.2
The table shows SECO’s (Economic Cooperation and Development Division) expenditures as they appear in the state financial statements, without return flows. In the table, SECO’s expenditure includes the capitalisation of the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM), without investment fund operations.

The economic and trade policy measures implemented by SECO in the context of development cooperation contribute to the reduction of poverty and global risks and promote peace and the human rights. The main objective is to foster a sustainable and inclusive growth. Government authorities, civil societies, private companies and other stakeholders in recipient countries benefit from those measures. Whenever possible, the measures are implemented in cooperation with Swiss companies and service providers. Some specific projects are implemented in collaboration with multilateral organisations (e.g. the World Bank).

Development cooperation

In the context of development cooperation, SECO puts its focus on the more economically advanced developing countries in Africa, South-East Asia and Latin America.  

  2020 2021
Priority countries 120.0 113.8
Colombia 19.8 16.6
Egypt 4.4 9.0
Ghana 17.8 17.7
Indonesia 11.7 22.1
Peru 16.0 16.2
South Africa 15.4 11.1
Tunisia 15.3 6.9
Vietnam
19.4 14.3
Complementary measures, global/regional programs 133.5 139.4
Countries with complementary measures * 16.2 14.3
Global and regional programs 117.3 125.1
Total 253.4 253.2
* Significant complementary programs to the SDC measures have been implemented in Myanmar, Nepal, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Bolivia.

Transition cooperation

SECO and SDC engage jointly in transition cooperation with countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. SECO's interventions focus on Albania, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Tajikistan and Ukraine.

  2020
2021
Priority countries 43.0 46.9
Albania  8.7 8.2
Kyrgyzstan 8.4 11.5
Serbia  9.2 7.4
Tajikistan   4.6 6.9
Ukraine   11.8 12.9
Complementary measures, global/regional programs   29.7
32.2
Countries with complementary measures * 14.9
16.3
Global and regional programs 14.8 15.9
Total   72.5
79.1
* SECO implements complementary measures under Swiss cooperation programmes in Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Uzbekistan.

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