Partnerships and mandates

SDC Presence in Jordan

The Swiss Development Cooperation Office was opened in Amman in 2001 to extend and strengthen the Swiss – Jordanian bilateral relations. Until 2008 Jordan ranked as a priority country for economic cooperation by State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and since then the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) expanded its activities in Jordan.

In July 2013, Switzerland signed with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan an agreement for Humanitarian Assistance, Technical and Financial Cooperation. This agreement reinforces the ties of friendship between the two countries and contributes to a deepening of the bilateral relations.

Partners in Jordan

  • International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC)International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • Medair Switzerland
  • Jordan Department of Palestine Affairs (DPA)
  • Ministry of Education (MoE)
  • Ministry of Interiot (MoI)
  • Jordan Engineers’ Association (JEA)
  • Jordan Civil Defense (JCD)
  • UN-Habitat
  • United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • World Bank (WB)
  • Jordanian WANA



Multilateral organisations

The potential to use and incorporate the knowledge and capital of multilateral organisations into development cooperation.


Cooperation with NGOs that have a track-record in performance, competence and knowledge, their own financial base and are well-established in society.

Research institutes

Research and innovation as key factors for sustainable economic, social and environmental development and solving global problems.

State institutions

Using and incorporating the knowledge of federal agencies, cantons and communes; engaging in political dialogue with governments with a view to achieving reforms or better economic and social conditions.

Mandates and contributions

Alongside the guidelines for the awarding of mandates and contributions, the FDFA provides information on planned and awarded mandates and criteria for contributions to NGO programmes.

Course offerings

Continuing education opportunities for FDFA staff and staff of Swiss development cooperation organisations.