CDE's key partner regions
CDE runs activities with a regional or national focus in 31 countries worldwide. Key regions are Eastern and Southern Africa; the Horn of Africa; mainland Southeast Asia, especially Lao PDR and Myanmar; in South America, the central Andes; as well as Central Asia and the Caucasus. Many of CDE’s projects and programmes are part of a long-term engagement in these regions. In addition, growing recognition that sustainable development is a global responsibility is also increasingly drawing attention to the role of Europe and Switzerland and their interactions with the global South.
Research for sustainable development requires continuity and engagement in dialogue with policymakers and society. Our long-term institutional partners and pluralistic networks increase the impact of our research, help to anchor it in the sociopolitical context, and enhance its legitimacy in particular among decision-makers.