The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).
Vocational skills development (VSD) is a cornerstone of Swiss development cooperation. Training bridges the world of education with the world of work: graduates increase their chances of finding decent employment and earning a better income. A skilled workforce raises the competitiveness of companies. As such, VSD has a direct bearing on poverty alleviation and on social and economic development.