Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 36 countries with over 1,400 employees, Swisscontact promotes since 1959 economic, social and environmental development.

Our Region

Our Engagement

The Mekong Region

The expansion into the Mekong region has started in 2012 and offices were set-up in Lao PDR in December 2012, in Myanmar in October 2013, while the process in Cambodia has been started during 2014. Over the recent past Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia have experienced stronger political, as well as economic opening and integration, accompanied by impressive GDP growth rates.

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Our Portfolio

All three countries are characterised by a comparably young population with millions of job seekers entering the labour market every year, as well as by good progress in terms of poverty reduction. Swisscontact’s portfolio therefore tries to facilitate people’s access to markets, to strengthen people’s skills and contribute to their employability, while ensuring an efficient use of natural resources and by mainstreaming gender equality throughout its programmes. 

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Swisscontact at a Glance

Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
Hardturmstrasse 123
CH-8005 Zürich

Tel. +41 44 454 17 17
Fax +41 44 454 17 97