Reports on effectiveness examine the achievement by Switzerland's international cooperation projects and programmes of objectives regarding a specific priority theme over a longer period.
Reports on effectiveness
Since reports on effectiveness say little about the efficiency and sustainability of projects and programmes, they were discontinued in 2019 in favour of more thematic evaluations.
The evaluations in the reports of effectiveness were mainly based on project documentation and were carried out by independent external experts on behalf of the SDC.
Some reports on effectiveness were accompanied by short videos summarising results in the featured thematic area.
Report on Effectiveness: Swiss international cooperation in the field of gender equality 2007–2016
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Report on Effectiveness: Swiss international cooperation in the field of gender equality 2007-2016
Gender equality is essential to achieving sustainable development. The study, which was carried out by a team of external experts, comprises an assessment of three distinct project and programme portfolios during the period from 2007 to 2016 that reflect our approach to implementing the FDFA’s gender equality policy.
Executive summary of the report on Effectiveness 2017: Swiss International Cooperation in the Field of Employment
Report on Effectiveness 2017: Swiss International Cooperation in the Field of Employment
The Report on Effectiveness 2017 presents the achieved results of the international cooperation of SDC and SECO in the field of employment between 2005-2014. Independent experts have assessed the effectiveness of more 72 projects and programs. The report also shows which factors have influenced the effectiveness. The SDC and SECO regularly produce reports on effectiveness in order to analyze the achieved results of their interventions in certain thematic fields.
Report on effectiveness 2015: Swiss International Cooperation in Health 2000-2013
This report is an independent external analysis that presents the results of the Swiss international cooperation in the health sector between 2000 and 2013. It assessed a total of 57 health projects. This type of report is regularly produced by the SDC in order to analyze the results attained by its interventions in a certain thematic.
Report on Effectiveness 2014: Swiss International Cooperation in Climate Change 2000–2012
This report is an independent external analysis. It assessed a total of 423 SDC and SECO projects during the period 2000-2012 regarding their effects on climate change adaptation and mitigation. An overall good effectiveness was identified in increasing people’s ability to cope with the impacts of climate change (adaptation). It showed furthermore that the Swiss international cooperation played a positive role in climate protection (mitigation), i.e. in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Effectiveness Report 2011: Disaster Risk Reduction in International Cooperation
Prevention pays off. The effectiveness report highlights that prevention is not only beneficial in saving lives and reducing damages and losses. It is also economically efficient, as the analysis of 10 targeted SDC DRR project demonstrates.
Report on effectiveness: Swiss development cooperation in the agricultural sector 2010
The second report on the effectiveness of Swiss development cooperation shows with concrete examples the impact of the CHF 1.189 billion invested between 2003 and 2008 on recipient countries in Africa, Asia, Southeast Europe and Latin America.
L’efficacité en point de mire: Reflets sur des programmes de la DDC 2009
This synthesis report convincingly documents the effectiveness of various SDC projects and programmes conducted in different priority countries and in diverse cooperation domains. It describes the objectives and the methods used to reach them, while conveying an overview of the development goals that have been achieved.
Report on the effectiveness of Swiss development cooperation in the water sector 2008
This Report on the Effectiveness of Swiss development cooperation in the field of access to drinking water is directed at the general public and renders an account of successes achieved through implemented measures, but also on problems encountered and existing challenges. External specialists carried out indepth analysis of twenty-three bilateral and multilateral measures. Project beneficiaries also took part in this assessment. Thanks to programmes that Switzerland has implemented over the past five years, the number of people with improved access to drinking water and sanitation has increased by around 370,000 each year. Access to irrigation has also increased by about 30,000 people each year.
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