The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.

The goal of development cooperation is that of reducing poverty. It is meant to foster economic self-reliance and state autonomy, to contribute to the improvement of production conditions, to help in finding solutions to environmental problems, and to provide better access to education and basic healthcare services.

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Head office
Freiburgstrasse 130
3003 Berne

Phone: 0041 31 322 34 75
Fax: 0041 31 324 16 91


Dominique Simone Rychen
Executive Board KFPE, Research Advisor