Whilst most SDC personnel are highly conscious of their global mandate to reduce poverty, interpretations of what this means in practice can vary. Furthermore, it is not always easy to keep poor and disadvantaged people foremost in mind during daily decisions and activities.
This section on the website provides SDC personnel with
practical tools and guidance in order to facilitate a pro-poor focus of SDC's strategies, programmes and projects.
This section of the website explores different ways of understanding what it means to be poor in a holistic manner – taking into account social inequities and discriminatory practices. In particular, we seek to highlight relevant global debates and issues through short articles written by development practitioners, who reflect on the implications of such global trends for field practice and for Swiss development policy.
To learn more, click on the tiles below:
Gender - for more information on Gender Equality, please visit the SDC's Gender Shareweb.
Governance - for more information, please visit the SDC's Governance Shareweb.
Culture - for more information on culture and development, please visit SDC's Culture matters Shareweb.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Focal Point for Poverty Reduction and LNOB: Stephanie Guha.
Participatory Poverty Assessments