Description: Division of Economic Cooperation and Development of Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) draws up the concept for the economic cooperation with selected, more advanced developing countries such as Indonesia and Peru, transition countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the new EU member states (enlargement contribution). The main objective in this context is to promote economic, environmental and socially sustainable growth which creates new jobs, facilitates increased productivity and helps to reduce poverty and disparities. This is done by integrating these countries into the global economy and strengthening the competitiveness of their domestic economies. This work focuses on support measures for those countries who have committed themselves to a serious process of reforms geared towards performance.
The work is organised along specialist lines and is focused on the five topic areas set out below for which the SECO is for the most part also responsible on the national level:
Strengthening economic and financial policy
Developing urban infrastructures and utility supplies
Support for the private sector and enterprise
Promoting sustainable trade
Paving the way for climate-friendly growth