Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the bedrock of a healthy economy. I n developing countries as well, they are the major employers. It is therefore the task of the state to create the necessary basic conditions to promote the growth of SMEs. Those firms and institutions that advise SMEs and provide them with other services therefore play an important role in this regard. As a result of improved basic conditions and good services, entrepreneurs can acquire workplaces and create new jobs – the most effective way of alleviating poverty.
Swisscontact supports small and medium-sized enterprises through:
Improving the range of training and advisory facilities available to SMEs (e.g. corporate consultancy, management courses, product development, sales training, financial knowledge and technical expertise)
Improving the legal framework and economic environment