Welcome to the SDC Education Network shareweb



The very first SDC education strategy covering both, Basic Education and Vocational Skills Development was  launched on 31 May 2017 in Bern. Representatives from SDC, SECO, the Swiss civil society and educationalists emphasized the relevance and timeliness of the strategy.

More than 100 people participated in the event. The director general of the SDC, Ambassador Manuel Sager, and the head of SECO's Economic Cooperation and Development Division, Ambassador Raymund Furrer, opened the event, emphasising the importance of basic education and vocational skills development for economic and social development.

  • The SDC's education strategy is based on a systemic approach which stresses the relevance of the complementarity of basic education and vocational skills development
  • The Swiss education system provides a comparative advantage for the work of the SDC, both in basic education and in vocational skills development, although adaptation to the respective contexts is key.
  • The 2030 Agenda recognises the transformative potential of education for all SDGs. The SDC is also strengthening the role of education across sectors to improve health, food security, climate protection, access to water, greater peace and education in relation to migration.



SDC Education strategy (ENG, FR, GER)

Presentation of Chantal Nicod and Reto Grüninger

Presentations of the evaluators Gita Steiner-Khamsi and Markus Maurer

Summary of the launch event

Cartoons of the launch event

Factsheet Education

Flyer Education





This web-platform is SDC's instrument for the exchange between development practitioners and experts working in the field of education. This common virtual space aims to link professionals from different places all around the world. It allows to document experiences and to exchange on insights gained or on open questions. The platform provides access to discussions, news, information, documentation and project examples on the priority thematic areas of SDC's involvement in education .

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