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Interview about the effectiveness of development cooperation

Brian Atwood, director of the OECD development committee DAC:
 «More responsibility for the recipients»

«Un seul monde» au sujet de l'efficacité

Un seul monde 3/2012
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NZZ Artikel
Entwicklung ohne Hilfe  «Erschienen in der Neuen Zürcher Zeitung am 29.6.2013» 
Resultate sind dokumentiert «Erschienen in der Neuen Zürcher Zeitung am 30.7.2013» 
Wirksame Entwicklungshilfe «Erschienen in der Neuen Zürcher Zeitung am 9.8.2013» 

Mit freundlicher Genehmigung der Neuen Zürcher Zeitung
«L’accent multilatéral»

  • L’accent multilatéral / décembre 2012 : De meilleurs résultats
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Effectiveness report 2006–2010

  • 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
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Specialist website
SDC-specialist website on the debate about effectiveness


To capitalize on its experience and improve its development programmes and projects, SDC needs to evaluate the effectiveness of its activities critically and systematically. This is how development cooperation and humanitarian aid will be able to achieve their central objective, which is to alleviate poverty in the widest sense.

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Annual Conference 2012
Cooperation is bearing fruit: retrospect of the Conference, films, speeches and press release.
Debate on effectiveness
In adopting the Millennium Development Goals, the international community set itself concrete objectives for the very first time.

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Results of selected SDC programmes
The following examples show how Switzerland contributes to the reduction of global poverty.

Measuring results
A programme always has multiple effects: economic, social, cultural and political. To assess the validity of a project, we therefore try to analyze its results, both positive and negative.

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The work of SDC is subject to systematic critical evaluation, the aim of which is to assess the effectiveness of its projects and strategies.

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Policy coherence
All departments of the Confederation contribute in their own way to sustainable development.

Effectiveness reports and annual reports
Since 2008, SDC has been publishing in-depth effectiveness reports on specific topics every two years.