The SDC aims to deliver strong results with high effectiveness. By means of different types of reports, it informs the public about the results it achieves through its programmes, projects and strategies, and the extent to which the living conditions of the beneficiaries have been improved.
Reporting by topic and year
Every year, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) publishes an annual report on Switzerland's international cooperation (IC) together with the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
A new dispatch on Switzerland's international cooperation is adopted by the Federal Council every four years. The SDC and SECO also publish a mid-term and end-term accountability report on their activities for each dispatch period.
Evaluations focusing on thematic, institutional or project-related aspects of Switzerland's international cooperation are conducted annually by independent teams of experts. The evaluation reports serve to ensure ongoing improvement in the work of the SDC.
Reports on effectiveness highlight changes brought about in specific fields by SDC programmes and projects over a longer period of time. The 2018 report was the latest report of this kind. In future thematic evaluations will increasingly take the place of reports on effectiveness.