Transition assistance for Eastern Europe and Central Asia: audit of the organisation and processes at the main office

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Key facts

As part of the cooperation in Eastern Europe, Switzerland has been providing support and within the scope of transition assistance since 1990 for various reforms in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia in becoming democracies with social market economies. In the years between 2013 and 2016, Switzerland invested CHF 1,125 billion overall in transition assistance. The Federal Council approved another credit facility amounting to CHF 1.3 billion to provide support for the new EU states in Eastern Europe (Switzerland’s contribution to EU enlargement).