The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) aims to deploy its funds more effectively and efficiently in the future to help the poorest and most vulnerable communities. In order to ensure a fair and comprehensible distribution of federal government contributions, it has established a transparent system of allocation and set new upper limits. The SDC is also seeking to boost innovation and intensify competition among NGOs. Cooperating with Swiss NGOs creates synergies and multiplier effects. The SDC’s work with Swiss NGOs facilitates access to Swiss expertise, innovation and services and strengthens civil society in developing and transition countries and in relation to humanitarian crises. Read more here.