Bénin

The primary thrust of Benin’s economic policy is to achieve a sufficient level of economic growth to be able to decrease poverty significantly. This includes broader economic diversification through the development of multiple structured value chains and incorporating agro-industrial processing in application of the principle of supply chain value addition. It also involves more effective management of public spending and more equitable geographic distribution of resources. 
BéNIN

Figures

  • Area: 122.622 km2
  • Population: 11,53 million
  • Capital: Porto-Novo

Swisscontact in Bénin

  • since 2002

Projects

Benin, Bolivia, Cambodia, , Laos, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Senior Expert Contact
Promoting entrepreneurship through expertise - Imparting technical skills through volunteer work Through their services, Senior Expert Contact (SEC) experts provide hands-on, direct support to companies and institutions in their efforts to grow.
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Benin
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Bénin: Improving quality of life for smallholder farmer families by fostering market dynamics
The objective of this project is to strengthen value chains in select sectors by applying an Inclusive Markets approach, thereby improving quality of life and increasing incomes for producers (i.e. farmer families) while creating jobs. In an initial two-year pilot phase (2019-2020), the project is focusing on the citrus and fisheries sectors, which...
Benin
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Rural Economic Development Support Programme PASDER
The four departments in the northern part of the country (Alibori, Borgou, Atacora and Donga) cover almost three quarters of the country's surface area and are home to just over a third (33.9%) of the population. According to the Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.485, Benin will rank 167th out of 187 countries in 2016. Poverty has increased at...
Benin
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Economic and market infrastructure development programme PDIEM
The aim of the programme is to contribute to the economic and institutional development of rural areas in the departments of Borgou and Alibori. This improvement in the economic environment will help to increase institutional capacity at local level through tax revenue and improve the living conditions of private operators (producers,...

News

Benin
Initial vocational education and training
18.09.2020
A long-term commitment for the quality of vocational education and training
Two projects in Benin that concluded at the end of 2019 created many processes and products, some of which were incorporated in the national labour market strategy for technical and vocational education and training (TVET).
Benin, Benin
05.09.2019
Benin: local market development is opening up new sales markets for smallholder farmers
Swisscontact has accumulated extensive experience in Uganda, Bangladesh, and Nepal bringing poor segments of the population into market systems. Now we are applying the inclusive markets approach in Benin, West Africa. The objective is to improve livelihoods for smallholder farmer families by promoting local market dynamics.
Directrice Bénin
Christiane Dehoue

Our approach

To push economic development and fight poverty we are implementing programmes in two specific domains: skills development and enterprise development. 

We apply principles of subsidiarity, an organizing principle that matters ought to be handled by the least centralized and most local competent authority, in addition to sustainability and facilitation of autonomy in project implementation. We are always searching to anchor our interventions in close alignment with the public and private sector actors whom we support and in whom we believe. Our support, along with the help offered by our various implementation partners, must align with the socio-cultural logic and realities of local Beninese communities. This support focuses on the following: 

  • SME development 
  • Development of vocational education and training 
  • Certification and accreditation of vocational training 
  • Organising the supply and demand of training 
  • Labour market integration and youth employment 
Notre approche
Swisscontact est présente au Bénin depuis 2002. Pour favoriser le développement économique et la lutte contre la pauvreté, nous exécutons des programmes dans deux domaines à savoir : le développement des compétences et la promotion des entreprises.  
Domaines d'interventions
Swisscontact Bénin a démarré ses activités en 2002. Elle s'est donnée pour ambition d’accompagner les acteurs publics et privés pour favoriser l’employabilité, l’amélioration des revenus et l’augmentation de la productivité dans le secteur de l'artisanat et de l'agriculture.
Avis de recrutement
Recrutement d'un cabinet spécialisé en maitrise d'ouvrage communal /communautaire et en génie rural /civil 
Benin
Initial vocational education and training
Un engagement de longue date en faveur de l’amélioration de la qualité de la Formation Professionnelle au Bénin
Arrivés à terme fin 2019, après respectivement plus de quatre et six années de fonctionnement, il
ne fait nul doute que les projets AFPIJE et PAFPA ont apporté, de par les nombreuses bonnes pratiques et innovations, une réelle valeur ajoutée au système de la formation professionnelle au Bénin en termes de stratégies, afin d’en améliorer sa pertinence, sa qualité et sa performance.
Team
The abilities and readiness for action of our employees are decisive for our projects’ ability to achieve sustainable impact, as well as our long-term success. As an attractive employer, Swisscontact invests in a positive management and work culture. This is defined by our fundamental understanding of development intended to serve not only our beneficiaries in project countries but our employees as well.

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Adresse

Swisscontact Cotonou

08 BP 1117 Tri Pos­tal Co­to­nou
Quartier Haie-vive

Bénin