Switzerland has been supporting the Republic of Moldova since 2000 as an expression of solidarity, but also with a view to enhancing security and stability in Europe. SDC operates in Moldova based on a general framework agreement concerning humanitarian assistance and technical cooperation signed by the Governments of Switzerland and Moldova in 2001. 

Swiss Cooperation Strategy for the Republic of Moldova (2018-2021 extended until end of 2024)

Overall goal

In close cooperation with stakeholders from government, private sector and civil society, Switzerland aims at enhancing the well-being of Moldovan population and the cohesion of Moldovan society, with a special focus on the inclusion of excluded groups.

Striving towards the mentioned goal, SDC:

  • Supports the participation of women, girls, men and boys in decision-making processes, their access to enhanced economic opportunities, and their effective enjoyment of good quality services.
  • Prioritizes social inclusion
    • contributing to more equity in the political, economic and social spheres;
    • fostering an increased sense of fairness among members of society;
    • easing existing social frictions in society and fostering cohesion.

SDC works in 3 main sectors in Moldova:

  • Local Governance
  • Health
  • Economic Development & Employment

Work modalities

  • Focusing on sustainable results;
  • Reaching out to the most excluded;
  • Promoting enabling framework conditions and local onership;
  • Supporting tailor-made cooperation. 
Planned financial commitments for 2018-2024 -- CHF 133.6 million