Development Policy Almanac

The ‘Development Policy Almanac’, a publication series by Caritas Switzerland, addresses issues of poverty and fighting poverty worldwide every year. These are themes that have been at the core of Caritas Switzerland’s work since its foundation.

The ‘Development Policy Almanac’ is conceived as a platform for reflection and discussion. The yearbook, published in German and French, examines in detail a current topic of development cooperation and development policy in its various different facets. Actors from the North and the South, scientists, partners, observers and critics are invited to participate in the discussion. 


Editions of the Development Policy Almanac (in German and French)

  • Development Policy Almanach 2023: Urbanization in the Global South
  • Development Policy Almanach 2022: Climate protection and energy transition
  • Development Policy Almanach 2021: Ways out of the nutrition crisis
  • Development Policy Almanach 2020: Africa between prosperity and poverty
  • Development Policy Almanach 2019: Migration and development
  • Development Policy Almanac 2017/18: Climate protection and the fight against poverty
  • Development Policy Almanac 2016: Fighting poverty with professional training
  • Development Policy Almanac 2015: Prospects in development cooperation