You can still access our previous website here
It's almost time to launch the new and re-designed website!
Stay tuned to know more about currenty povery issues and debates. This SDC reference website, will reflect on the new Federal Messages on international cooperation, with emphasis on the global issues: climate change, food security, migration, water and health, as well as gender, governance and conflict & fragility
“Overcoming poverty is not a task of
charity, it is an act of justice… poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it
can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” Nelson
More than one billion people in the world today live in extreme poverty, yet
the concerns and needs of very poor people continue to feature insufficiently in
the design of development policies. “Poverty” as defined on this website is not
confined to a lack of economic resources, but also to an absence of the wider
means to live in dignity – that is, education, health, a voice in
decision-making over key life-affecting decisions, respect afforded by others,
and security (including an ability to withstand shocks). Being poor is thus
multidimensional, encompassing vulnerability and discrimination, and is as
relevant in situations of humanitarian crisis and economic transition as it is
in more general development discourse. More
information on our understanding of poverty »
Poverty-Wellbeing.net Consists of Three Main
This section highlights articles by development practitioners on current global debates and issues relating to poverty and wellbeing – including a discussion on the implications for field practice and for Swiss development policy. Issues include:Measuring & Analyzing PovertyPro-Poor MeasuresMDGs & Post-2015EmpowermentSocial ExclusionTrends in Global Poverty
This section provides resources to improve the poverty orientation and quality of programs, country strategies and projects, based upon SDC’s project cycle management (PCM) and reporting systems.
The Poverty–Wellbeing.net website is under mandate from the Swiss Agency for
Development and Cooperation SDC, but the commentary is independent and does not
necessarily represent the views of the Swiss Federation in all matters.