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From the "Guidelines North-South" to class instruction material and videos: The SDC offers you a variety of information material on Swiss cooperation with countries of the South and the East as well as on humanitarian aid. Many of these documents are also available in different languages and most are free of charge.

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Report on Effectiveness 2014 Swiss International Cooperation in Climate Change 2000 - 2012
September 2014 / free

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Un seul monde 3/2014
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No. 3/2014: Changement climatique/Cambodge/Catastrophes naturelles
August 2014 / free

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Kommunikation für Entwicklung
August 2014 / free

Die Kommunikation für Entwicklung stand lange im Schatten der institutionellen Kommunikation. Das neue Handbuch “Comunicación para el desarrollo – una guía prática” positioniert die Kommunikation als Instrument zur Förderung lokaler Partizipation und zur Stärkung der politischen und gesellschaftlichen Wirkung unserer Projekte und Programme. Das Handbuch erklärt die Grundbegriffe, zeigt anschauliche Beispiele und vermittelt praktische Methoden zur systematischen Planung von Kommunikation für Entwicklung. Es basiert auf den Erfahrungen und Resultaten jahrelanger Kommunikationsarbeit in den Projekten der DEZA-Abteilung „Lateinamerika und Karibik“.

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The Fates behind the numbers
July 2014 / free
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„The Fates Behind the Numbers“ offers a perspective of the Kosovo Property Agency, set up in the aftermath of the war in Kosovo to resolve property disputes, by giving a voice to the claimants and respondents involved in the cases adjudicated by the institution.

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Annual Report SDC / SECO 2013 (inculsive Statistics Brochure)
June 2014 / free
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Annual Report 2013 SECO/SDC on Switzerland's contribution to EU enlargement
Activities 2013
April 2014 / free
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Among the most important results are the 2,000 jobs in Latvia that, thanks to a microcredit programme, could be maintained or newly created. With its enlargement contribution, Switzerland is providing support to the EU-10 countries that joined the EU in 2004 and to Bulgaria and Romania which joined in 2007. The total contribution amounts to CHF 1.257 billion. With its enlargement contribution Switzerland is consolidating its relations with the EU.

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SDC Health Policy
March 2014 / free

The SDC's health policy stands out for the continuity of Switzerland's long-standing commitment and addresses future such as the increase in non-communicable diseases.

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Aide au développement de la Suisse: Statistiques 2012
Brochure detaillée
December 2013 / free
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Cette publication se compose de six tableaux offrant une vue d'ensemble de l'aide publique (Confédération, cantons, communes) et privée de la Suisse (ONG suisses) en 2012, par pays de destination, par organisation, ainsi que la liste des principaux projets par pays. En annexe figure un répertoire des organisations privées suisses actives dans la coopération au développement. Chiffres et faits sur Internet: http://www.ddc.admin.ch/fr/Accueil/La_DDC/Chiffres_et_faits

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Swiss Humanitarian Aid
Saving lives, alleviating suffering
November 2013 / free
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In the flyer, the Swiss Humanitarian Aid commitment is outlined in broad terms. It also explains Humanitarian Aid’s mandate and strategies with specific examples. In addition, the flyer contains information on the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit and multilateral partners.

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Politorbis No 55
L’eau – ça ne coule pas toujours de source: Complexité des enjeux et diversité des situations
November 2013 / free
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La revue «Politorbis», éditée par le DFAE, consacre ce numéro à la gestion et la préservation de l’eau potable, l’une des priorités de la DDC. Ses articles, rédigés dans un langage facile d’accès, expliquent les enjeux liés à ce thème en donnant la parole à des experts venus d’horizons divers.

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SDC short portrait
September 2013 / free

The flyer presents an overview of the SDC, its priorities for the years 2013–2016, its activities and key themes, its partnerships as well as examples of its effectiveness.

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The Lviv Forum on Forests in a Green Economy for Countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Paper, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe / FAO
June 2013 / free

This publication presents the results of a UN forum on forests in a green economy, held in 2012. Experts from around the world converged on the Ukrainian town of Lviv to share their experiences, refine the definition of a green economy and clarify the role that forests could play.

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The Swiss enlargement contribution
6 films with project examples
May 2013 / free

A selection of projects illustraes ongoing activities in various countries, themes and areas of activity.

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Annual Report SDC / SECO 2012 (inculsive Statistics Brochure)
May 2013 / free

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Information on the Swiss Enlargement Contribution (flyer)
May 2013 / free

New flyer „The Swiss Enlargement Contribution - Switzerland’s contribution to reducing the social and economic disparities in the enlarged European Union” The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) have published this brief overview to provide information on the implementation and targeted objectives of the Swiss Enlargement Contribution.

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Climate, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Integration Guidance (P. I)
Part I: Aim, Concept and Support
May 2013 / free

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Climate, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Integration Guidance (P. II)
Part II: Practical handbook
May 2013 / free

The Climate, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Integration Guidance CEDRIG is a tool to support project managers in analyzing whether existing and planned cooperation strategies, programs and projects are at risk from disasters emanating from climate variability, climate change, environmental degradation and/or tectonic activities, as well as whether they have an impact on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and/or the environment. This guidance is structured in two main parts: Part II contains the practical handbook. This is the core part of the guidance and shall guide through the process of how to screen and assess whether strategies, programmes or projects are at significant risk from disasters emanating from climate variability, climate change, environmental degradation and/or tectonic activities and whether they have a significant impact on GHG emissions and/or the environment. The handbook is a self-explanatory and hands-on guidance which leads the user through the process of CEDRIG. Part I outlines the rationale and framework of SDC’s CEDRIG and provides the user with procedural information about the approach, key definitions and explanations as well as supporting materials. (Concept and Support Material of CEDRIG)

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Climate Change: Swiss Fast Start Financing from Public Sources
May 2013 / free
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During the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) of 2009 in Copenhagen and again a year later in Cancun, developed countries agreed to a collective pledge to provide new and additional climate finance amounting to USD 30 billion for the 2010-2012 period, with balanced allocation between mitigation and adaptation. This pledge is commonly referred to as Fast Start Financing. The COP in Cancun further reaffirmed that funding for adaptation will be prioritized for the most vulnerable developing countries, such as the least developed countries, small islands developing States, and Africa. The COP invited developed countries to submit information on the extent and use of their FSF. The final report by SDC, SECO, and FOEN is available.

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Swiss Cooperation with Eastern Europe
Supporting the transition to democracy and a social market economy
May 2013 / free
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Join the Movement
Coopération globale dans le domaine de l’eau
March 2013 / free

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Liste des projets 2012: Coopération avec les pays d’Europe de l’Est
December 2012 / free
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Liste compléts des Projets de la coopération technique avec les états d'europe de l'est, état fin septembre 2012.

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Climate and Development: A Double Dividend
Review of initial outcomes from the SDC Global Programme on Climate Change
November 2012 / free
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Several years ago the SDC launched four Global Programmes on Climate Change, Food Security, Migration,and Water, respectively. In the interests of maximum impact, the SDC Global Programme on Climate Change focuses its efforts on only four countries: China, India, Peru and South Africa. The latter is omitted from the present review as programme-related activities are still in their infancy there. The structure of the present report follows that of the Global Programme itself, with sections on political dialogue, operational experience and knowledge-sharing.

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Swiss Contribution: Interim report for the end of the EU 10 commitment period
October 2012 / free
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By voting in favour of the Federal Act on Cooperation with the States of Eastern Europe on 26 November 2006, Swiss voters cleared the way for a billion-franc investment in the ten countries which joined the European Union in 2004. Following Parliament’s approval of the relevant framework credit on 14 June 2007, the enlargement contribution finally came into being. Five years on, the initial project approval phase has been completed. These projects will be implemented over the course of the next five years, up to 2017.This brochure provides a host of interesting facts and background information on the projects and the countries in which these projects are being implemented.

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Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining in Latin America and Asia (Mongolia)
SDC experiences with Formalization and Responsible Environmental Practices
October 2012 / free
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SDC experiences with Formalization and Responsible Environmental Practices in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining in Latin America and Asia (Mongolia)

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10 Stories – 10 years of SDC engagement in Afghanistan
October 2012 / free
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The booklet portrays SDC partners, ben­eficiaries from different projects, and government representatives and through them, highlights the several faces of SDC’s engagement in the country. Available from December 2012.

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Swiss Health Foreign Policy
October 2012 / free

Switzerland's new health foreign policy, which entered into force in March 2012, sets goals regarding health and regulates cooperation between federal offices in this sector. It aims to promote the development of a coherent position by Switzerland in international bodies dealing with health questions in order to respond more effectively to current health-related issues such as fighting pandemics, prevention and treatment of non-transmissible diseases, shortage of staff in the health sector at the global level and reform of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Health is a priority theme of Swiss development cooperation and is one of the Millennium Development Goals.

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Purchase of goods and services by multinational organisations
Complementary study on the economic effects of PDA in Switzerland
September 2012 / free
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As a complement to the periodic publications on the economic repercussions of public development aid in Switzerland, this independent study examines the development of purchases of goods and services by multilateral organisations from Swiss companies during the decade beginning in 2000. It analyses Switzerland's role compared with that of other industrialised and emerging countries. The results show that Switzerland is in a very good position among the suppliers of the United Nations and of the World Bank.

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In the Service of Mankind: Milestones in Swiss Development Cooperation since 1945
September 2012 / CHF 38
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Beginning with the early days of Swiss development efforts following the Second World War, and right up to present times, this richly illustrated book sketches, in chronological sequence, the key events marking Swiss development cooperation, humanitarian aid, and cooperation with Eastern Europe, placing them within an international context. Author: Daniele Waldburger, Lukas Zürcher, Urs Scheidegger

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Research Concept 2013–2016 Policy Sector Development And Cooperation
July 2012 / free
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Added Value
Contributions to gender equitable economic development
June 2012 / free

This brochure (93 pages) explains the relevant instruments of economic promotion used by the Swiss Development Cooperation (such as microcredits, markets for the poor M4P, employability, value chains). The analysis uses a gender perspective and a rights-based approach, taking into account the care economy, in order to illuminate the conflict areas of a development cooperation that rests on the premise of economic growth. The authors use expert contributions and conversations with people working in development cooperation and illustrate their arguments using concrete case studies.

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Evaluation of the performance of SDC instruments in fragile and conflict-affected contexts
May 2012 / free

This report is an independent evaluation of SDC‘s work in fragile and conflict affected states. SDC is well positioned to work in fragile states. It has the right mixture of approaches, good instincts operationally, and can play an important and valuable role in the wider international system. To achieve this potential, SDC needs to become more flexible and needs to complement its technical efforts with political understanding and positioning. While the individual performance of SDC’s instruments is good, there is considerable potential for better performance, by bringing the different instruments together to address root causes of fragility and conflict. Complete Annexes http://www.deza.admin.ch/ressources/resource_en_212177.pdf

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Mine Action Strategy of the Swiss Confederation 2012–2015
April 2012 / free

The mine action strategy of the Confederation defines Switzerland’s main lines of action over the next few years aimed at contributing towards the global struggle against anti-personnel mines and explosive remnants of war.

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Film on the institution
An insight into the Organization: A number of short films provide an insight into the SDC’s mission
March 2012 / free
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What contribution does Switzerland actually make to alleviating poverty, to sustainable development and to solving environmental problems? How is the SDC organised? These are some of the questions that are answered in a series of short films. SDC personnel talk about their day-to-day work both in Switzerland and abroad, while SDC Director-General, Martin Dahinden, explains the role that development cooperation plays. The SDC offers a behind-the-scenes look at its activities.

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The Swiss Water Footprint Report: A global picture of Swiss water dependence
Switzerland’s water footprint is measured for the first time
March 2012 / free
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The SDC, WWF together with the interdepartemental goup IDANE Wasser, have published the first ever report on Switzerland’s water footprint. Finding: 82% of the water required to produce all the goods and services consumed in our country comes from abroad. The report emphasises that Switzerland has a shared responsibility in respect of sustainable water management on a planetary level, and proposes a set of recommendations.

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Economic repercussions in Switzerland of Swiss development aid
Study 2010
February 2012 / free
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An i if you ndependent study shows that state development aid (SDA) which aims to reduce poverty and to support economic and social development in partner countries also has positive effects on the economy and on employment in Switzerland. The calculation of the economic repercussions of SDA is carried out at regular intervals in response to a postulate issued in 1981. The conclusions of the study based on data from the year 2010 are comparable on the whole with those of previous studies.

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Switzerland’s contribution - The achievements of SDC in 2006–2010
Results in the areas of Health, Employment, Basic and further education, Agriculture, Rule of law and democracy, Water, Humanitarian Aid, Partnering with NGOs
February 2012 / free
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For the first time, the SDC is publishing the results of its activities over a five-year period. This new general activity report illustrates eight thematic areas of SDC activity by presenting sample projects, the funds earmarked, and the contribution thus made to worldwide poverty reduction and the reform of structures.

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Message on International Cooperation 2013 – 2016: Key points in brief
February 2012 / free

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Teaching Materials: Development Cooperation - Switzerland's Multifaceted Commitment
September 2011 / free
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The offering of teaching materials provided by the Foundation for Education and Development is meant to arouse the interest of pupils beginning with the secondary-school1st level for the core concerns of development cooperation. It shows them the wide-ranging forms, interests and actors associated with development cooperation, illustrating it all with examples of projects and accessory materials. This offering is made up of nine teaching modules and a DVD with seven films.

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ABC of Development Policy
March 2011 / free

What is development? The dispute over the meaning of this term is almost as old as development cooperation itself. Over the decades, the definition of development and, with it, the approaches used by development cooperation have been in a constant state of change. The new brochure ABC of Development Policy describes this process and explains important keywords.

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Report on Effectiveness: Swiss development cooperation in the agricultural sector 2010
December 2010 / free

The second report on the effectiveness of Swiss development cooperation shows with concrete examples the impact of the CHF 1.189 billion invested between 2003 and 2008 on recipient countries in Africa, Asia, Southeast Europe and Latin America.

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Les interactions de la Suisse avec le monde
Document de travail illustré de graphiques
May 2007 / free

La brochure Les interactions de la Suisse avec le monde traite des interactions complexes qui, dans le contexte de la mondialisation, existent entre la Suisse et le monde dans les domaines de la politique, de l'économie, de la société et de la coopération internationale. L'interdépendance est en effet une caractéristique de notre époque. Avec la mondialisation, il n'y a pratiquement plus de problème qui n'ait pas une portée mondiale. Et la politique de développement, elle aussi, doit trouver des réponses aux défis qui se posent à la Suisse.

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