The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.
The goal of development cooperation is that of reducing poverty. It is meant to foster economic self-reliance and state autonomy, to contribute to the improvement of production conditions, to help in finding solutions to environmental problems, and to provide better access to education and basic healthcare services.
IGRAC and SDC
IGRAC is involved in the SDC funded GGRETA (Groundwater resources governance in transboundary aquifers) project. IGRAC has developed the GGRETA methodology as well as the Information Management System (IMS), which provides detailed information on the three case study aquifers.