Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 33 countries with over 1100 employees, it promotes – since 1959 – economic, social and environmental development.

Local Projects

Coaching for Employment and Entrepreneurship

The overall goal of the CEE project is the labor market insertion and integration of vulnerable individuals from marginalized groups, through employment or self-employment. The main goal is achieved through support to partner organisations to implement, expand and replicate the coaching for employment approach as an instrument for school-to-work transition and labor market insertion of vulnerable groups.

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Skills for Jobs

The project addresses the main challenges of the Albanian vocational skills development system. They include its quality and status, its financing, its labour market orientation and private sector involvement. To do so, it builds on Swiss expertise in combining theory with practice and by cooperating with the private sector, supported by policy level initiatives. The intervention builds on the Swiss experience in VSD, which dates back 20 years.

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Swisscontact at a Glance

Swisscontact

Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation.
Represented in 33 countries with over 1100 employees, it promotes - since 1959 - economic, social and environmental development.

Mission

We promote economic, social and ecological development.
We achieve our mission by creating opportunities for people seeking to improve their living conditions and livelihoods through their own initiatives and integrating them into the local economic life.

Work

Swisscontact acts as catalyst for project implementation: promoting a conducive environment for entrepreneurship, access to information, skill and markets.
Swisscontact provides practical, market driven and locally customized solutions to socio-economic development challenges

Topics

Employment and income open pathways out of poverty into a future with opportunities. A prerequisite for this is sustainable growth, driven by an innovative private sector.
Activities in private sector development are focussed on vocational education and training, labor market inseration, strengthening of local SMEs, access to financial services and the efficient use of resources.

Inclusive Markets

The Inclusive Markets approach, developped and shaped by Swisscontact, aimes to make market systems more inclusive, thus creating jobs and affordable goods and services which the poor are able to access.
The approach adresses constraints and chances of existing market systems and what interventions are needed to create new opportunities for the disadvantaged.

Swisscontact
Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
Hardturmstrasse 123
CH-8005 Zürich

Tel. +41 44 454 17 17
Fax +41 44 454 17 97
E-Mail info@STOP-SPAM.swisscontact.ch