Swiss Foundation for Development and international Cooperation

Type of Structure: organisation / agency
Regional Scope: national in the area: Switzerland / Europe
Parent Organisations: NGO
Child Organisations:
Duration : 1982 to present
Contact Address: Dr. Felix von Sury
Director of the Board (proposed)
St. Niklaustr. 22
4500 Solothurn
Phone: +41 (0) 32 623 10 26 ; +41 (0) 79 504 73 83
e-Mail: vonsury(at)

General information and objectives

Equitable development
Poverty is the major problem of our time. We at Intercooperation make pro-poor choices at the strategic and operational level; we particularly promote the cause of women who are often the poorest segment of the population. By fighting discrimination, we contribute to a more equitable development.
Empowerment and participation
Individuals, groups and civil society organisations have the right and the potential to stand up for their concerns and to take their future in their own hands. We support them in their efforts and foster their participation in development.
Effective and accountable public sector
The state has an important role to play, safeguarding the rule of law and providing a framework for social justice and economic development. We are committed to strengthening the public sector in its statutory and service functions and to making it more accountable.
Responsible private sector
A thriving private sector, including rural and farm enterprises, is the motor of economic growth. We support the establishment of a broad-based, locally rooted private sector, which honours its social and environmental obligations.
Sustainable development
Sustainable development has ecological, economic, social and institutional dimensions. We believe in a holistic approach, which includes all these dimensions and takes into account a long-term perspective as well as external costs and benefits.
In all interactions in the private and in the public sector there is a need for clear rules and the respect of these rules irrespective of power and position. Our procedures are open and fair and we abstain from all forms of corruption and patronage.
Respect and mutual learning
Our world is rich in cultures, each with their beliefs, traditions and knowledge. We at Intercooperation respect the values of others and foster processes of mutual learning. At the same time, we are aware of our own values and needs for development.

For further details, link to the Intercooporation Home Page

Last update: 3/2/06
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2019)

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