OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Switzerland 2019
The OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the
individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes
of each DAC member are critically examined approximately once every five years. DAC
peer reviews assess the performance of a given member, not just that of its development
co-operation agency, and examine both policy and implementation. They take an integrated,
system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance
activities of the member under review.
This review assesses the performance of Switzerland including its strategic support
to multilateralism in order to tackle global goods and challenges, its comprehensive
vision for development and partnerships and the current pressure on development and
Published on April 05, 2019Also available in: French
A good practice excerpt from the peer review: Switzerland’s global programmes
Switzerland has developed an innovative, multi-layered approach to influencing the international debate on six global challenges identified as having a disproportionate impact on the poorest and most vulnerable: climate change, food security, water, migration, health as well as finance and trade. For each of these challenges, Switzerland has developed a global programme aimed at promoting innovation and supporting knowledge creation and exchange. Global programmes combine technical expertise, operational programmes and contributions to the shaping of international norms. Results and evidence from projects “on the ground” back Switzerland’s advocacy efforts, strengthening its ability to influence policies in multilateral fora and, hence, build synergies between its bilateral and multilateral engagement. Close collaboration with multilateral organisations and global leaders to leverage resources and develop joint policy strategies on these six global challenges has proven successful in influencing global norms.