The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) is an international consultation forum of bilateral donors (representing 95% of total ODA). DAC's four-fold finality is to increase ODA volume, improve ODA statistics, enhance aid effectiveness and policy coherence. The DAC is an essential organization, which sets priorities of the international development agenda, defines standards that are adopted by the development community, and leads the discussions concerning development cooperation.

In autumn 2011, the SDC defined several DAC priority themes for Switzerland. These include peer reviews, statistics and development finance, global public goods, policy coherence for development, domestic resource mobilisation or the role of private sector development.

Taking into consideration the Swiss priorities and by ensuring that accelerated progress is made in key areas of Swiss interest the SDC financially supports the OECD/DAC’s Programme of Work 2013-14.

A&P facilitates the institutional dialogue between the DAC and the SDC. Throughout 2013/2014 A&P was notably in charge of coordinating the peer review process and preparing the implementation of the recommendations. In addition, A&P together with SECO establish the position for the DAC Delegates Meeting as well as the Senior Level and High Level Meetings.

Contact: Laurent Torche TLT (laurent.torche@eda.admin.ch)





​​Switzerland 2013 - OECD Development Co-operation Peer Review

February 2014
OECD - facilitated by A&P 


Peer Review Switzerland 2013 - OECD Development Co-operation
February 2014
Author: OECD Development Co-operation
The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes of each member are critically examined approximately once every four or five years. Five members are examined annually. The OECD’s Development Co-operation Directorate provides analytical support, and develops and maintains, in close consultation with the Committee, the methodology and analytical framework – known as the Reference Guide – within which the peer reviews are undertaken.  


​​SDC/SECO statement: OECD Peer Review 2013 on Switzerland‘s international cooperation

 April 2014
SDC and SECO (Statement exists in German, English and French)

SDC/SECO statement: OECD Peer Review 2013 on Switzerland‘s international cooperation [en][fr][de]

The OECD‘s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts a peer review every four years to assess the quaiity and quantity of international cooperation by its 29 member countries. Switzerland was once again subjected to such a review in 2013, the last one having been in 2009. The OECDs 13 recommendations have been discussed intensively by the SDC and SECO and have formed the basis tor drawing Up initial action plans in conjunction with the Advisory Committee on International Development Cooperation. The current proposals may appear vague on certain points, but they are being continually refined, particularly in connection with the drafting of the next Dispatch on International Cooperation 2017-20. This statement contains the SDC SECO responses to the individual OECD recommendations.  


- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC)
- Global Partnership for effective Development Cooperation
- OECD Development Centre