Democratic Governance

Political stability and effective democratic institutions

Democratic Governance
Themes of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy 2017-2020 in Bosnia and Herzegovina © FDFA












  •  Municipalities provide high quality services to their citizens.
  •  Citizens actively participate in decision making in their communities.


Expected results in 2020:

  • At least 50 municipalities have increased investments based on their strategic development plans.
  • At least 150’000 citizens (40% women) actively take part in decision making processes.

Medical personnel caring for newborns in a neonatal ward in Lithuania
SDC/Jolanta Normantienè

Poverty means more than having no income, food and education. Unfortunately, the majority of the poorest is also characterized by fear and helplessness, lack of security and rights, discrimination and arbitrary government. So efforts to promote rule of law, human rights and justice are crucial for sustainable poverty reduction and guaranteeing development.

The SDC's worldwide engagement

Document showing a household’s budget

This contributes to good governance and transparency in managing public resources as well as stability in the fiscal policy environment (monetary policy, public finances, banking system).

The SECO’s worldwide engagement