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We are a leading organisation for the implementation of international development projects. Founded in 1959 and registered under Swiss law, we are an independent non-profit organisation. Actually we work in 39 countries, implementing around 120 projects.

We promote inclusive economic, social and ecological development to make an effective contribution towards sustainable and widespread prosperity in developing and emerging economies. With this objective in mind, we offer economically and socially disadvantaged people a chance to improve their lives on their own initiative.

OUR FOCUS IN LATIN AMERICA

MIGRATION
It encompasses about 27 projects in over 20 countries
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
In the Development Programme we test new ideas and further develop existing innovations that have been proven effective over time.  
COVID-19 RESPONSE

Results and Impact worldwide

94,900
people, 35,3% of whom are women, have completed programmes in skills development, entrepreneurship, and labour market insertion.
40,700
people, 50,9% of whom are women, found a new or better job or started their own business. 27 million Swiss francs in additional income was generated.
CHF 71 million
in additional income generated for farmers and SMEs.
Flagship Projects
The Development Programme worked in four key topics in 2017-2020: Skills Development, Enterpreneurship, Financial Inclusion and Resource Efficiency:
Articles and News from the field
The Development Programme contributes directly to sustainable development by creating opportunities for people through job creation, income generation and productive employment. On a wider scale, this enables us to build sustainable and resilient livelihoods.
how we work
The sustainability of project interventions is of great importance to Swisscontact. The coordination of project activities is in line with national development plans. 
OUR SOLUTIONS
Learning from mistakes allows us to evolve. When working in a development context, not everything runs smoothly all the time. Adaptive project management is therefore the top priority for the projects in our development programme.
PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT
Learning from mistakes allows us to evolve. When working in a development context, not everything runs smoothly all the time. Adaptive project management is therefore the top priority for the projects in our development programme.

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