La démocratisation, terreau d'un développement inclusif et durable

Une jeune femme insère un bulletin de vote plié dans une urne.
La DDC s’engage aussi pour la tenue d’élections équitables et transparentes, par exemple en Tunisie. © DDC

Promouvoir les valeurs démocratiques est une étape essentielle à l’instauration d’une gouvernance qui implique tous les citoyens. La participation égale de tous les groupes de population augmente les chances d'un développement équilibré qui profite à tous. Elle permet de mettre un frein à la corruption et aux abus de pouvoir, ce qui réduit le risque de frustrations et d'affrontements politiques. La promotion de la démocratie est l'une des priorités de la politique extérieure de la Suisse. 

La démocratisation est au cœur des préoccupations de la DDC. L'objectif est de réaliser le droit de participation de la population et d’inciter le gouvernement à agir de manière responsable. La participation égale des différents groupes de population à la vie politique et aux décisions sur les questions ayant un impact sur la vie quotidienne permet d’associer des intérêts divers et de faire des choix reposant sur une large assise, renforçant ainsi la légitimité des processus politiques et le sentiment que la responsabilité de leur mise en œuvre est partagée. Parmi les autres principes fondamentaux de la démocratie figurent le partage et le contrôle du pouvoir, la responsabilité, l'égalité juridique et la primauté du droit.

La Suisse soutient les institutions et les processus démocratiques. Elle favorise l'interaction de forces démocratiques aux horizons divers, qui façonnent le système politique et se renforcent mutuellement. Une importance particulière est accordée à la promotion de l'égalité entre les sexes ainsi qu'à la participation égale des groupes de population défavorisés et à leur protection. La Suisse agit en prenant en compte le contexte politique, favorise la mise en place de solutions adaptées et tire parti des structures existantes. Son action est guidée par les valeurs démocratiques et non par un modèle spécifique.

La démocratisation est la pierre angulaire d’un développement inclusif et durable. Mais c'est aussi un objectif en soi, car elle garantit le respect des droits civiques et politiques, et constitue une condition préalable à la réalisation des autres droits sociaux, économiques et culturels fondamentaux. La démocratisation peut également contribuer à la désescalade des conflits violents.

Projets actuels

Objet 1 – 12 de 209

Public Service Improvement (PSI) in the Kyrgyz Republic

01.08.2024 - 31.07.2028

To improve people's quality of life, municipalities need to deliver efficiently and effectively services such as safe drinking water, waste collection, cultural facilities in a socially inclusive and gender responsive manner. In rural Kyrgyzstan, their capacities still need to be improved in a sustainable way. To achieve this, the project will develop the municipalities' support system which shall then provide adequate counseling and training to those municipalities today and in the long run.


Single-phase project: Enhancing Peace and Economic Prosperity through Women's Leadership and Inclusion (Women for Peace & Prosperity)

01.07.2024 - 30.06.2028

In line with the priorities of the Governments of Moldova and Switzerland, the project aims to socially and economically empower women, including refugee women from Ukraine, increase their participation in decision-making and the workforce, promote their entrepreneurial activities, and finally contribute to a just, equal, inclusive and resilient society and economy in Moldova. The project will promote gender-responsive policies and initiatives to address key barriers to women's socio-economic inclusion.


E-Governance for Accountability and Participation (EGAP), Phase 3

01.07.2024 - 30.06.2028

Digital transformation of Ukraine’s public administration significantly contributed to its resilience in the critical war conditions. Switzerland will consolidate its support to Ukraine in promoting innovative digital tools as amplifiers of democratic reforms in socially important sectors, catalysts of sustainable recovery and effective service provision to citizens and the private sector.


Good Financial Governance (GFG)

01.05.2024 - 30.04.2027

The project contributes to strengthen Tanzania’s public financial system, a central element to cement its economic status. The 3rd phase aims at expanding the mobilization of domestic revenue and improving the government’s expenditure control. It shall strengthen interinstitutional mechanisms for tax data exchange, enhance the audit system, and improve public procurement. At policy level, it seeks to develop an evidence-based and gender responsive fiscal strategy for better public service delivery to benefit the population, especially the poor.


Citizen Participation and Conflict Prevention programme (PCPC)

01.05.2024 - 31.12.2029

Rwanda has achieved notable progress with regard to socioeconomic development and improved social cohesion. However, the role of citizens in decision-making and in holding leaders to account remains insufficient affecting the sustainability of results. This programme will increase the capability of the 30 districts in Rwanda to properly engage citizens in decision-making processes and will strengthen local conflict-resolution mechanisms, hence contributing to improved accountability and lasting social cohesion.


Anti-corruption and Accountability

01.04.2024 - 31.12.2027

Building on the results achieved in the first phase, Switzerland will contribute to reduce corruption in Mozambique by (1) improving and strengthening legal institutions and the judicial framework (2) strengthening anticorruption institutions to effectively tackle corruption, economic crime and the recovery, management of stolen assets and (3) supporting civil society organisations at national and local level in the fight against corruption. 


Civil Society for Democracy

01.01.2024 - 31.12.2028

Switzerland supports civil society in Kosovo – towards a strong and sustainable democracy actor, by contributing together with other development partners to the local re-granting scheme, administered by the Kosovo Civil Society Foundation (KCSF). Various types of grants (for activities, organisational strengthening, etc.) and capacity development enable improved organisational and financial capacities of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), strengthened constituency relations and increased civic engagement in public affairs.


Burundi – Programme conjoint sur les droits humains

01.01.2024 - 31.12.2027

La situation des droits de l’homme au Burundi reste préoccupante en raison de la persistance des violations des droits de l’homme et de l'absence d'obligation de rendre des comptes. Le Programme conjoint sur les droits humains est une initiative multipartite (Gouvernement et bailleurs de fonds) qui vise à promouvoir l’application du cadre légal en matière de droits de l’homme par des institutions crédibles et efficaces.


Supporting Anticorruption and Asset Recovery through the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the UNCAC Coalition

01.01.2024 - 31.12.2024

Switzerland has a fundamental interest in preventing corruption so that resources in partner countries flow in public services and sustainable development, and stolen assets are not deposited in Swiss financial institutions. Supporting the effective implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) including a multilateral dialogue platform on asset return will ultimately lead to increased resources for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.


PER:FinancialMechan.DRRAndeanCountries

15.11.2023 - 14.11.2027

Subnational authorities in Peru and Ecuador responsible for DRM strengthen their capacities to access central government finance for DRM. The project will provide guidance in developing and accessing funding from existing public, public-private and multilateral DRM funds based on prior country diagnostics. A complementing Community of Practice (Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Colombia) fosters exchange of experiences and lessons learned. This is expected to result in enhanced access to available financial resources for DRM for project beneficiaries. 


Pl SER Active Civil society Ph2

01.11.2023 - 31.10.2027

ACT-2 improves citizens’ participation in decision making at the local and national level through and with the support of civil society organizations (CSOs). Selected mission-driven CSOs are supported to strengthen constituency, diversify funding and effectively engage in advocacy. They jointly advocate with complementary CSOs and informal groups to increase impact and legitimacy. CSOs initiate dialogue and collaboration with local authorities, private sector and media to achieve development results.


Ma Implic- Civic engagement in LG, ph.2

01.11.2023 - 31.10.2027

Moldova is firmly committed to improve governance and service delivery at the local level through a local governance reform, which is also a necessary step in view of the possible accession to the European Union. This project will support the Moldovan national authorities in advancing the local governance reform, and the local authorities in designing and implementing more inclusive and transparent local governance practices and a more efficient delivery of various public services.

Objet 1 – 12 de 209