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Boosting Swiss aid : Swiss development debates

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Abstract: In 2008, the Swiss parliament increased the aid budget, but many NGOs say it’s not enough. Swiss development assistance has always been focused on poverty reduction. Most of the country’s aid funding is directed to the poorest people and countries, as specified in the constitution. One of Switzerland’s foreign policy objectives is to ‘alleviate need and poverty in the world’. Other objectives include furthering the peaceful coexistence of nations, promoting respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of the law, as well as promoting Swiss economic interests abroad. Other subjects include debt relief and diplomacy.
Authors: Malach, V.
Category: General
End Page: 19
Serial number: 12
ISSN: 1874-2033
Journal: The Broker
Keywords: development policy , poverty , conflict prevention , humanitarian assistance
Language: eng
Organization: The Broker
Year: 2009
Right: © 2009 IDP. This article has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license.
Subject: Development Cooperation General
Start Page: 16
Title: Boosting Swiss aid : Swiss development debates