Financing for development

Press release
12.4.2018

Massive contraction in Swiss development funding

Switzerland has clearly missed its own development assistance target. While the ODA quota remained just about stable across OECD countries, in Switzerland it dropped from 0.53% to 0.46%. A hefty 14% contraction.
Article as analysis
5.4.2018

Saving for those back home

Migrants' remittances hit a new record in 2014. Some USD 600 billion were transferred to home countries worldwide. Yet the data situation is unclear and the discussion on development benefits complex.
Study
25.10.2017

Charging asylum costs to development budgets

In Switzerland, every fifth franc that was declared as development funding in 2016 went toward refugee costs. Alliance Sud gathered facts and figures and compares them with other OECD member countries.
Political article
12.7.2017

Asylum costs: The great labelling fraud

Again in 2016, every fifth franc of official development spending remained in Switzerland. This makes Switzerland the largest recipient of its own development funds.
Article as analysis
24.10.2016

Learning from the rich how to save

Although the Finance Department regularly announces budget surpluses, development aid is to be cut yet again. What is not being mentioned is that Switzerland's taxation and debt levels are among the lowest.
Article as analysis
30.3.2016

Achieving more with less money?

The Government hails the long-term strategic benefits of development cooperation, while at the same time it is planning massive cuts precisely in this area.
Article as analysis
20.10.2015

Interview with SDC Director Manuel Sager

"Additional climate aid without new funds limits existing tasks", says Manuel Sager, Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in an interview.
Article as analysis
11.7.2015

More climate protection, less development aid?

Peter Niggli, Director of Alliance Sud, disagrees with Bruno Oberle. To fund climate contributions from the development budget would contradict the law on development aid.
Article as analysis
6.4.2015

Financing for development – a hot button issue

The third conference on Financing for Development will take place in Addis Ababa in July. Poor countries are hoping for concrete outcomes as to the funding of the global Post-2015 Agenda.