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SDC Key Resources on Migration & Forced Displacement

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​November 2021​​

Programme Framework 2022 - 2025: 

Global Programme Migration and Forced Displacement

SDC’s initial focus in the field of migration was on labour migration. In order to respond to evolving trends and needs, over time its fields of action were extended to other types of migration, such as long-term displacement and the creation of durable solutions for forcibly displaced persons. Within the  framework of the SDC’s reorganisation efforts in 2021, the programme was therefore renamed the Global Programme Migration and Forced Displacement (GPMFD). The present Programme Framework 2022–25 represents the strategic orientation of the SDC’s engagement in migration. It focuses on the following three components: (i) safe labour migration, (ii) inclusion and social cohesion for migrants and their host communities, and (iii) migrants’ contribution to the sustainable development of their countries of origin.​

June 2021

Working Aid: Migration as a priority theme in the Swiss International Cooperation Strategy 2021 – 24

Switzerland’s International Cooperation has over the past decade continuously expanded its migration-related engagement. In 2016, the Swiss parliament went a step further and requested the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs to take into account, where appropriate, domestic migration policy interests in its International Cooperation activities, establishing the so-called “strategic link” mandate. The Swiss International Cooperation Strategy 2021-24 identified migration as one of the thematic priorities and further strengthened the strategic link mandate. 
In order to support International Cooperation actors of the Swiss Federal Administration in the implementation of the strategic link mandate, the SDC Migration Network developed the attached Working Aid. 

The document: ​
  • provides background information on the strategic link mandate and its reflection in the Swiss International Cooperation Strategy 
  • gives practical orientation and useful resources and tools to translate the strategic link mandate into thematic and sectoral programmes and projects 
  • lays out how to report and communicate on Switzerland’s International Cooperation engagement in migration.

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June 2021

SAP Policy Marker Migration and Forced Displacement 

This marker is used by the SDC for the coding​ of its migration related interventions.


​June 2​​​021

ARIs and TRIs

​These are standard indicators used by SDC in the field of migration and forced displacement.


October​ 2020​

​​Thematic ​Working Aid: Le​​ave no one behind in practice - Migration

Migration is an opportunity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – to leave no on behind . Listening to and understanding the poorest and disadvantaged men and women is a central pro​mise of the Agenda 2030 and includes the specific needs of migrants. The SDC “L​eave No One Behind” Thematic Working Aid on Migration clarifies specific vulnerabilities and how migrants can be at risk of being left behind. It also lays out that migration can be a poverty reduction tool and where the poverty-reduction potential of migration can be found. 

See other thematic aids on LNOB he​re​

​SDC Project Data​base

The project database includes all ongoing and planned SDC project phases. As of October 2014, it also includes additional project phases with a budget of under CHF 0.5 million which were approved before May 2012.