Exit and sustainability of Swiss developmental cooperation Ex-post analysis of 14 projects in South Africa and India

Key facts

Switzerland has been actively committed to international development cooperation for decades. This takes place within the framework of bilateral and multilateral commitments in selected countries. The federal funds made available for this totalled approximately 2.8 billion Swiss francs in 2012. Using 1.65 billion Swiss francs, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) accounted for most of this sum. The SDC is the international cooperation agency of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

The primary objective of this evaluation was to examine the current development state of former SDC projects based on a selection of 14 projects in South Africa and India completed many years ago. In the process, the development of the completed projects and their goal achievement were traced retrospectively, taking particular account of Switzerland’s exit scenarios as donor country. Moreover, the current situation was assessed through onsite visits.