Since 2014, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) pursues an « unbiased and even-handed policy towards peacebuilding, policy dialogue and reform processes in Ukraine ».
In March 2020 the SDC released the Cooperation Programm for the years 2020-23. The overall goal of Swiss cooperation is « to support Ukraine on its path towards peace and towards an inclusive society, in which women and men equally contribute to and benefit from public integrity and sustainable growth. »
To this intend four objectives have been defined:
- Promote a peaceful resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, ensure respect for international humanitarian law, foster human rights and strengthen democratic governance while also addressing the consequences of the conflict.
- Accelerate low-carbon economic growth and improve the quality of life for people in urban areas.
- Facilitate competitive and inclusive growth.
- Improve the health of the population, especially of people affected by the conflict.
All details, including « learned lessons » from the previous programme (2015-2019) and more information about the implementation of those strategic goals can be found in the official paper.