Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Sector: Multi-Sector

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Country: Switzerland

Type: Bilateral


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Description: The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is the agency for international cooperation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). The SDC is responsible for the overall coordination with other federal authorities of development and cooperation with Eastern Europe as well as for humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation. The SDC’s activities are designed to reduce poverty and hardship, curb global risks, and promote development that preserves natural resources for future generations. International cooperation for the 2017–20 period pursues seven strategic goals: Contribute to developing an international framework that responds to global challenges Prevent and manage the consequences of crises, disasters and fragility, and promote conflict transformation Ensure sustainable access to resources and services for all Promote sustainable economic growth Strengthen the rule of law and democratic participation while supporting institutions that serve society and the economy Respect and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms Strengthen gender equality and the rights of women and girls In Central Asia Switzerland supports regional and national water management programmes in the three Central Asian states of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. In Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Switzerland’s support also focuses on public and health sector reforms and efforts to develop the private sector. Switzerland has supported the reforms that have been under way in Central Asia since the early 1990s and is closely coordinating its activities with the project partners involved. The 2017–2021 Cooperation Strategy is being jointly implemented by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Switzerland’s key partners in Central Asia: Development partners Local and international NGOs Multilateral organisations such as the UNDP, development banks (EBRD, ADB) and the Bretton Woods institutions Civil society organisations National partners More information on SDC activities and priorities in Central Asia can be found on the dedicated website and Swiss Cooperation Strategy Central Asia 2017–2021. Contact details Tajikistan: Swiss Cooperation Office SDC and Consular Agency, 3, Tolstoy Street, 734003 Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Phone: +992 44 600 54 55, Fax: +992 44 600 54 55, Email: Kyrgyzstan: Embassy of Switzerland, 21 Erkindik blvrd., Bishkek 720040, Kyrgyzstan. Phone: +996 312 30 10 36, Fax: +996 312 30 36 77, Email: