The SDC’s impact

The SDC’s impact regularly informs the public by way of various reports on the results achieved through its projects and programs. 

Thanks to the engagement of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), between 2016 and 2018:

  • 8.4 million people reached in emergency situations and 1.2 million people assisted with reconstruction,
  • 9 million people, over half of them women and girls, gained access to basic education and vocational training,
  • 3 million women in childbirth received life-saving professional care,
  • 1.4 million smallholder farmers granted access to financial services.

These are just some of the key figures from the final report on the implementation of the Dispatch on Switzerland's International Cooperation 2017–20.

Final report on the implementation of the Dispatch on Switzerland's international cooperation 2017–20

Through efforts aimed at the alleviation of need and poverty, the SDC helps to sustainably improve the lives of its beneficiaries.

Detailed written results can be found under 'Results and impact', on the SDC publications webpage or in the Federal Council's external studies database.

SDC results and impact are also documented in short videos.

Report on effectiveness in the field of gender equality 2018 (video)

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Report on effectiveness in the Field of vocational Training 2017 (video)

Report on effectiveness in the field of Health 2015 (video)

Report on effectiveness in the field of climate change (de,fr) (video)