The SDC's Quality Assurance and Poverty Reduction Section is responsible for results-based programme cycle management, focusing on the methodological quality of development cooperation.
The other main task of the section concerns poverty: it ensures that the fight against poverty is implemented as the objective of development cooperation and that Switzerland fulfils the commitment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind.
The Quality Assurance and Poverty Reduction Section draws up guidelines, reference documents and develops instruments to ensure that the SDC's operations on project, programme and country level can be implemented in a results-based manner and with a poverty focus. It advises staff and provides training. In so doing, it helps to strengthen the effective application of the instruments.
The section provides its services to the entire SDC and works closely with other divisions and directorates of the Federal Administration.