Swisscontact is an independent non-profit development organisation established in 1959 by representatives of the Swiss private sector and civil society. 

Our work focuses on unleashing the potential of private initiatives in developing and emerging countries. We foster sustainable and inclusive economic development with the objective of improving the quality of life for all. 

Foundation Council
As a strategic management and supervisory body, the Foundation Council performs management and supervisory functions and bears overall responsibility for the Foundation, in particular for its business activities, the administration and use of assets, risk management and internal monitoring and control.
Subsidiary Companies
Our subsidiaries ensure close customer contact and provide a wide range of consulting, advisory services, and practical hands-on training. They also engage in applied research.
Scientific Advisory Board
The Scientific Advisory Board is an advisory body that deals with the technical positioning of Swisscontact in the areas of development policy and development approaches for reaching sustainable impact at scale.