The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is the agency for international cooperation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). The SDC is responsible for the overall coordination with other federal authorities of development cooperation and cooperation with Eastern Europe as well as for humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.
Swiss international cooperation, which is an integral part of the Federal Council's foreign policy, aims to alleviate need and poverty around the world, to foster respect for human rights, to promote democracy and to conserve the environment. It fosters economic self-reliance and state autonomy, contributes to the improvement of production conditions, helps address environmental problems, and ensures better access to education and basic healthcare services.
In the South Caucasus, Switzerland's involvement is aimed at the needs and priorities of its three partner states in the region - Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. It focuses on making economic development inclusive and sustainable, improving the efficiency of democratic institutions and human security.
Website Link: Swiss Development Cooperation South Caucasus