Alliance Sud is the Swiss centre of excellence for international cooperation and development policy. Alliance Sud works towards the goal of strong and effective Swiss development cooperation by preparing studies and background information materials, and through its political stances.
Switzerland is a highly globalised country and exerts an appreciable influence on social, ecological and economic conditions in other countries, especially the poorest ones. In the view of Alliance Sud, a global development policy would therefore require Switzerland to display greater respect for the planet and to devise its economic, financial, fiscal and climate-related policies in a more equitable manner.
Alliance Sud is independent of all political parties and has been influencing Swiss policy since 1971 by championing the viewpoint of disadvantaged people in the countries of the Global South. Alliance Sud is supported and funded by its ordinary and associate members.
The Alliance Sud team
The staff members of Alliance Sud are drawn from a variety of academic, journalistic and professional backgrounds. Alliance Sud takes an interdisciplinary approach to its work, and maintains offices in Berne and Geneva.