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Audit Use of federal subsidies by the NGO Swisscontact - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation / State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) rely on Swiss non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to implement policies in the areas of humanitarian aid, development aid and economic cooperation. For the first time, the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) has verified the use of federal financing allocated by these offices to one of these organisations, Swisscontact (SC). This foundation ranks first among Swiss NGOs in terms of federal subsidies. It receives annual federal support of some CHF 70 million. In 2018, SC received a basic contribution of CHF 6.5 million, as well as CHF 63.6 million for the performance of SDC and SECO mandates awarded under public procurement rules. This sum represented 70% of the NGO's revenue.

Audit number: 19442

Doc released in acc. with the FOIA Prüfung von Projekten und Systemen des EU Internal Security Fund für das Geschäftsjahr 1.7.2017 – 15.10.2018 - Staatssekretariat für Migration / Sektion Europa

Die Prüfbehörde (Eidgenössische Finanzkontrolle, EFK) hat die Prüfung von Projekten und Systemen des EU-Internal Security Fund (ISF) für das verlängerte Geschäftsjahr 1.7.2017 – 15.10.2018 (2. ISF-Jahr) in Übereinstimmung mit den Rechtsgrundlagen der beiden Fonds AMIF und ISF der Förderperiode 2014–2020 (Ausgabe 2017) und den International Standards on Auditing (ISA) vorgenommen.

Audit number: 18024

Audit Subsidies in the field of peacebuilding and human security policy - Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

In the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), the Human Security Division (HSD) is responsible for the implementation of Switzerland's policy on the promotion of peace and human rights. This is done within the framework of the Federal Council's foreign policy strategy. The HSD's activities include the security of individuals and their protection against violence, war and acts of arbitrary treatment. Its financial resources amounted to more than CHF 400 million for the period 2012 to 2017.

Audit number: 17566