Development policy

Article AS news
30.6.2016

«On-the-spot help» begins in Berne

«Greater development successes will call for a Swiss policy that places no obstacles in the way of developing countries», says Alliane Sud Director Mark Herkenrath.
Article AS news
5.4.2016

Development aid with vested interests

A few weeks ago the Finance Committee of the National Council moved for Switzerland's development assistance to be drastically reduced. Comments by Mark Herkenrath, Director Alliance Sud.
Article AS news
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.
Book
12.1.2016

The misconception around development aid

"Development aid reinforces poverty" – the Swiss media have used this headline in commenting on Nobel Prize Winner Angus Deaton's research. There's a major misunderstanding in this debate.
Résumé
20.12.2015

Development assistance: successful 0.7% petition

A broad-based mobilization was what triggered the gradual raising of Switzerland's official development assistance up to 2015. As a result of a petition, Parliament approved an increase to 0.5% of Gross National Income (GNI).
Article AS news
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 news
20.10.2015

Eying the development budget

Switzerland is proud of its contribution to the successful adoption of the 2030 Agenda. At the same time the Government is planning deep cuts to development cooperation funding.
Article AS news
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 news
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.