Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 33 countries with over 1,100 employees, Swisscontact promotes since 1959 economic, social and environmental development.



Our Commitment

Private Sector Development

The private sector is the most important driving force behind economic development and sustainable poverty reduction.

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Projects

As an expert organisation, Swisscontact ensures high quality project work on-site for private sector development.

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Topics of Work

Skills Development

Strengthening skills and integration into the labour market

SME Promotion

For sustainable and inclusive growth

Financial Services

An essential prerequisite for economic growth and employment

Resource Efficiency

Increasing prosperity through efficient use of natural resources

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Swisscontact at a Glance

Swisscontact

Swisscontact is the business-oriented foundation for international development cooperation. Working in 33 countries with over 1,100 team members, we have been fostering economic, social, and environmental development since 1959.

Mission

We promote economic, social, and environmental development by helping people integrate into local economic life. We make it possible for them to improve their living conditions through their own initiatives.

Our Work

Swisscontact acts as a catalyst in project implementation by fostering a sustainable environment for entrepreneurship and facilitating access to information, skills, and markets. Swisscontact provides practical, market-oriented, and locally adapted solution to economic development challenges.

Topics

Employment and income open up pathways out of poverty and create real opportunities for the future. A key condition for this is sustainable economic growth led by an innovative private sector. At the heart of private sector development lie professional training and development, labour market integration, strengthening local SMEs, access to financial services, and efficient use of resources.

Inclusive Markets

The inclusive markets approach advocated by Swisscontact influences market systems by ensuring that disadvantaged populations gain access to improved goods and services, business opportunities, and jobs. This approach explores the limits and opportunities inherent in existing market systems to determine which interventions would be necessary to open up new possibilities for people.

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

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