The SDC may provide targeted contributions for specific projects or initiatives by Swiss or foreign NGOs.
Such contributions are granted for activities that are in line with the SDC's thematic and regional or country strategies. Projects or programmes supported by targeted contributions are initiated, implemented and monitored by the NGOs themselves. This modality can be used in particular by smaller or 'start-up' NGOs.
Targeted contributions are granted by SDC operational units, at head office and at regional or country level. SDC operational units may also invite Swiss NGOs to submit proposals for specific topics and challenges.