The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.

The goal of development cooperation is that of reducing poverty. It is meant to foster economic self-reliance and state autonomy, to contribute to the improvement of production conditions, to help in finding solutions to environmental problems, and to provide better access to education and basic healthcare services.  

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Yachaykusun: Lessons on climate change from the Andes (Cusco region)

This online book ​details the innovative responses of rural populations to climate change in the Andean highlands. To read the full text please go to the article page here.

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Yachaykusun: Lessons on climate change from the Andes (Apurimac region)

This online book ​details the innovative responses of rural populations to climate change in the Andean highlands. To read the full text please go to the article page here.

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Yachaykusun: Lessons on climate change from the Andes

Yachaykusun: Lessons on climate change from the Andes

This online book ​details the innovative responses of rural populations to climate change in the Andean highlands, aided by the implementation of resilience building practices by PACC Peru.
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Floods in Rbat, Souss-Massa-Draa, Morocco in 2010 (Credit: Mhobl; https://www.flickr.com/photos/87106931@N00/)

Migration, development and climate change in North Africa

This paper looks at the current state of migration in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, the risks, opportunities and strategies migration offers, and its nexus with development and climate change.

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Floods in Guelmim, Morocco in March 2013 (Credit: jbdodane; https://www.flickr.com/photos/jbdodane/).

The climate change, migration and economic development nexus in North Africa

This article addresses the climate change and migration nexus from the perspective of disaster risks and employment, and focuses on Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt.

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SDC Global Brief: Climate Change and Glaciers

This Global Brief summarises SDC's activities regarding glacier melt and disaster risk reduction in Pakistan, Peru and China, and shows why Switzerland is recognised for its expertise in this field.

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