Alliance Sud on development cooperation and development policies of Swizerland.
Under Millennium Goal 8, the industrialized countries have committed to effectively supporting developing countries in implementing the millennium goals. This implies not just more and better development aid but a more coherent overall policy towards the South. Interview with Gilles Carbonnier, professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva. ...>>
A clear majority of the Swiss population views development assistance as an effective strategy in combating world-wide poverty and tackling development problems. This is the results of a representative population survey commissioned by Alliance Sud and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC). ...>>
High quality, but insufficient resources, and shortcomings in policy coherence for development – such are the findings of the OECD concerning Switzerland's official development assistance. ...>>
In its 2009 Foreign Policy Report the Swiss Government makes the case for greater subordination of development cooperation to Switzerland's own interests. It is not alone in that regard. The trend towards instrumentalisation is also emerging in other European countries and in the EU, as Verena Winkler of Eurostep writes. ...>>
The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) are currently examining whether armed personnel should be used in specific cases to protect humanitarian activities. In an interview, the Head of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit Toni Frisch gives some background. ...>>