Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)


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Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)

The Federal Department for Foreign Affairs (FDFA) formulates and coordinates Swiss foreign policy on the instructions of the Federal Council. We are funded by the Political Affairs Division IV Human Security: Peace, Human Rights, Humanitarian Policy, Migration, which is responsible for implementing measures to promote peace and strengthen human rights in the world.

From October 2020 to January 2021, an external evaluation was conducted to assess the benefits of funding and partnership between the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and Conciliation Resources over the past 10 years. It found that FDFA core funding has played a significant role in supporting Conciliation Resources' high quality input to peacebuilding processes, resulting in positive changes in specific conflict and policy contexts. As a flexible funding source, it enabled Conciliation Resources' approach to be long-term, flexible, responsive and to invest in programme and partnership development. These characteristics are crucial to Conciliation Resources' success and enable programmes to have more sustainable results. The FDFA also benefitted from positive outcomes in specific conflict and mediation contexts, from the exchange of knowledge and learning, and from shared influencing priorities and complementary networks. 

Read the evaluation report.