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SECO

State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

SECO is the Swiss Confederation's competence center for all core issues related to economic policy, including economic cooperation and development with developing countries, Eastern European and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and new member states of the European Union. SECO goal is to promote sustainable growth – in economic, ecological and social terms.

Our strategy is to help integrate partner countries into the global economy and enhance their competitive position by implementing measures in the following areas:

  • strengthening economic and financial policy
  • improving urban infrastructure and utilities
  • supporting the private sector and entrepreneurship
  • promoting sustainable trade
  • fostering climate-friendly growth

Economic governance and gender equality are the two cross-cutting themes to be applied throughout all our activities.

SECO is the Swiss Confederation's competence center for all core issues related to economic policy, including economic cooperation and development with developing countries, Eastern European and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and new member states of the European Union. SECO goal is to promote sustainable growth – in economic, ecological and social terms.

 

Associated sessions

8 May
13:30 - 16:30

Workshop 4: Strategies to foster sustainable operation and maintenance (8 May, afternoon)

Type: Focus session
Co-convenors: World Bank Group, SECO

A lack of dedicated resources, proper training and institutional capacity can result in hydropower generating stations being poorly maintained and operated particularly in developing countries.  Poor operations and maintenance (O&M) of... (Read more)

10 May
14:30 - 16:00

The future of project sustainability assessment

Type: Focus session
Co-convenors: SECO

The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (“the Protocol”) was launched at the World Hydropower Congress in 2011, and has since been applied in every continent of the world.  

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