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Development co-operation institutions:

Three institutions share responsibility for Switzerland’s development co-operation: the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC); the Division of Peace and Human Rights (HSD) within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs; and the Economic Co-operation and Development Division of SECO within the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research.


State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs



Switzerland provided USD 3.9 billion of ODA in 2021, representing 0.51% of GNI. This was an increase of 5.99% in real terms in volume and an increase in share of GNI from 2020. Switzerland’s ODA budget had been declining since its peak in 2016, but increased again in 2020. Switzerland is line with its domestic objective of a 0.46% ODA/GNI ratio over 2021-24, but below international commitments to achieve a 0.7% ODA/GNI ratio by 2030. Within Switzerland’s ODA portfolio in 2020, 93.1% was provided in the form of grants and 6.9% in the form of non-grants.  

Switzerland ranked eight among Development Assistance Committee (DAC) member countries in relation to its ODA/GNI ratio in 2021. In addition to its strong humanitarian tradition, Switzerland allocates high levels of its bilateral ODA to humanitarian assistance (20.3% in 2020). Switzerland is among the DAC members that channelled the highest share of its bilateral ODA support to and through CSOs in 2020 (39.6%). 


Global Partnership monitoring trend

Click here for a snapshot of Switzerland's results from the two most recent Global Partnership monitoring rounds (2018 and 2016). The Global Partnership monitoring process and framework have been revised, and the new round will take place from 2023 to 2026. This profile will be updated periodically as new data is generated by the monitoring exercise.

Use of monitoring results



The OECD-DAC mid-term review conducted in 2022 recognised Switzerland’s efforts to increase the focus of its bilateral co-operation by reducing the number of priority partner countries, as well as Switzerland’s strong commitment to gender equality and governance. It encouraged Switzerland to continue efforts to safeguard the focus of its ODA on poverty reduction and sustainable development, clarify its strategies for engaging civil society, and communication with the public. It also encouraged Switzerland further pursue efforts towards coherent policies for sustainable development.