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GlobusThis section contains SFAO audits related to Switzerland's relations with foreign countries.

Audit Sustainability of bilateral development cooperation projects - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

The Confederation spends up to CHF 1 billion annually on bilateral development cooperation. In Nepal and Bangladesh, both key countries for Swiss development aid, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has for decades supported numerous projects in several sectors, providing each country with around CHF 30 million per year.

Audit number: 19379

Follow-up Implementation of main recommendations - Directorate for Resources / Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Four audits carried out between 2016 and 2018 at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) resulted in important recommendations, the implementation of which the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) reviewed at the end of 2019. This report deals only with the status of implementation. Background information, risks and audit results can be found in the published audit reports.

Audit number: 19215

Audit Total refurbishment project for the Washington chancery building - Federal Department of Foreign Affairs / Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics

The Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (FOBL) is undertaking a total refurbishment of the chancery building used by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) in Washington D.C. (USA) for around CHF 14 million. Between 2015 and 2018, the project costs increased from around CHF 7 million to CHF 14 million under the current application. The start of construction was scheduled for autumn 2019. Work on the building that will temporarily house the chancery is already under way.

Audit number: 19383