OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Switzerland 2019

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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 humanitarian programmes.

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Switzerland’s global efforts for sustainable development

This chapter examines Switzerland’s approach to global sustainable development, including its response to global challenges, action to ensure coherence between domestic policies and global sustainable development objectives, and efforts to raise awareness of global development issues at home.Switzerland supports a multilateral system fit to lead the protection of global goods and tackle global challenges. Its voice is heard when debating international norms and standards.Consensus-driven governance enables Switzerland to flag early in the policy-making process whether and how policy choices can affect developing countries, and to act upon it. Although not all policy incoherence can be resolved, a wide dissemination of analyses on policy coherence could boost debates among decision-makers.There is room to improve Switzerland’s communication on development co‑operation, which struggles to shape public perception through an open and contemporary narrative.

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