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Glossary

As in every specialized area, development cooperation language repeatedly uses the same words and terms. An entire series of such development cooperation terms is explained in SDC's glossary.

 


A
Accountability
Adaptation et mitigation
Advocacy

B
Backstopping
Barrières douanières
Base health
Bilateral Development Cooperation
Bretton Woods-Institutions
Budgetary aid
Burden-Sharing

C
CIS-7
CSLP
Civil society organisations
Co-Financing
Coherence
Coherence of Swiss Policy
Cohésion
Contribution to EU enlargement
Cooperation Offices
Corruption
Crédit de programme / Message

D
DAC
Decentralisation
Development Coordination
Development Policy
Development funding
Donor Committees
Donor coordination
Déplacés internes

E
Education
Efficacité et évaluation de l’efficacité
Empowerement
Evaluation
Exode des cerveaux

F
Financial cooperation
Food Security

G
G-8
Gender/Gender equality
Gestion du savoir
Global Compact
Global human security
Global public goods
Good governance
Governance

H
Health
Human Development Index (HDI)
Human rights
Humanitarian aid

I
International Development Goals
International Financial Institutions
International financial institutions (IFIs)

L
Livelihood approach

M
Mainstreaming
Message / Crédit de programme
Microfinance
Migration
Migration
Millennium Development Goals
Multi-bilateral Assistance
Multilateral (Development) Institutions
Multilateral Assistance
Multilateral Initiatives and Networks
Multilateral Policy
Multilateral System
Multilateral cooperation

N
NEPAD
NGOs/Non-governmental organisations

O
ODA - Official Development Assistance
Operational Activities
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Ownership

P
Parallel Financing
Participation
Partnerships
Political conditionality
Pooling Agreements
Poverty reduction
Priority countries
Pro-poor Grwoth

R
Remittances
Responsabilité sociale des entreprises
Rule of Law
Rural Developement

S
SECO
Secondments
Sector-Wide Approach (SWAP)
Shareholder
Stakeholder
Suivi de projet
Sécurité alimentaire

T
Targeting
Technology transfer
Tied aid
Transition countries
Transitional aid

U
UNPD
United Nations (UN)
Urbanization

W
WTO

Additional Information and Documents

  • Water Glossary
    Voluminous glossary which compiles definitions of terms in the field of Water Management
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  • Evaluation & Controlling: Glossary
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  • ABC of Development Policy
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  • Health Glossary
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  • Glossary HIV/AIDS
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  • Glossary Knowledge Management
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