Alliance Sud on development cooperation and development policies of Swizerland.
During its summer and autumn sessions the parliament will make a decision on the Federal Council's new message regarding development cooperation and the corresponding lines of credit for the period 2013 to 2016. The development organisations welcome the programme priorities in the message. Besides, it is heartening that the Government is keen to increase the development budget to 0.5 per cent of gross national income (GNI) by 2015. ...>>
Ahead of the consultations on the new line of credit (2013-2016), the critics are demanding that development cooperation should be made to serve Swiss interests. - A commentary by Peter Niggli, director of Alliance Sud. ...>>
Development cooperation should greatly expand its topic range and pay more attention to global public goods. This is the general tenor of the report published by the «forward thinker», the OECD, to mark the 50th anniversary of its Development Assistance Committee DAC. ...>>
The broad outlines of a new structure for official development aid will be laid out in Busan, South Korea in late November. For the fourth time since 2003, industrialized and developing countries will be discussing ways of making development cooperation more effective. The competition for «new donor countries» and the private sector could well set the clock back and water down important principles. ...>>
The Swiss Parliament will be holding a major debate next year on official development assistance. It will focus on an overall credit package for the years 2013 to 2016, worth between 10 and 12 billion francs. ...>>