Cambodia

Cambodia’s dynamic economic growth is catalysed by its working population comprising for about 80 percent of the population. Despite the high labour force rate, the country’s human resource remains largely low-skilled. Therefore, the need to upskill the working population and modernise technical and functional competencies is crucial in major economic sectors, including industry, services and agriculture. 
About cambodia

country facts

  • Area: 181,035 km
  • Population: 15,288,489 (2019)
  • Capital: Phnom Penh

Swisscontact in Cambodia

  • since 2016

Projects

Cambodia
Trade facilitation
Improving Small Package E-Trade for SMEs
Improving Small Package E-Trade for SMEs (SeT4SME) is a two-year project (2021-2022) for the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation or the Alliance. This project aims to support Cambodia in improving its trade performance and driving inclusive growth in the country by enhancing trade facilitation implementation with improved transparency in trade practices and reduced time and cost of cross-border e-trade.
Bangladesh, Uganda, Cambodia
Trade facilitation
Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation
The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is a public-private partnership for trade-led growth, supporting governments in developing and least-developed countries in implementing the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement. By bringing together governments and businesses of all sizes as equal partners to deliver targeted trade reforms, the Alliance cuts through red tape and end costly delays at borders. 
Cambodia, Guatemala, Rwanda, Uganda
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Credit Suisse - Swisscontact Initiative to promote entrepreneurship and innovation

The initiative serves to represent entrepreneurship and innovation in developing countries and emerging economies. Through skills transfer and cooperation, select private and public partner institutions work to enhance the economic and social significance of entrepreneurship, fostering entrepreneurial thinking and action.The initiative creates...
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam
Agroecology and Safe Food System Transitions in Southeast Asia (ASSET)
The Agroecology and Safe food System Transitions (ASSET) project is a regional project funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the European Union (EU), and the Fond Français pour l’Environnement Mondial (FFEM) over five years from 2020 to 2025 in four targeted countries: Cambodia, Laos PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam. The overall objective is to harness the potential of agroecology to transform food and agricultural systems into more sustainable systems, notably safer, more equitable and inclusive, in the Southeast Asia region. Coordinated by GRET in a strong articulation with CIRAD, in charge of the scientific coordination, the project will mobilise the expertise of 27 national, European and International partners, from research institutions, universities, NGOs, UN agencies, Ministries of Agriculture of the four countries.
Cambodia
Sustainable agriculture
Scaling Suitable Sustainable Technologies (S3)
The Scaling Suitable Sustainable Technologies, led by the University of Tennessee, is a sub-award under the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification at Kansas State University, funded by the USAID.
Through the employment of the gender and ecologically sensitive impact pathways mapped during the 2015-2020 WAgN-Cambodia project, the project will advance the capacity and roles of scaling agents in technology diffusion through applied research, technical assistance, curricula development and organizational strengthening. This process demonstrates the potential for scaling technologies through local, national, and regional networks and for uptake of sustainable intensification (SI) technologies by rice-based farmers and others, serving as a regional model for self-reliance.

News

Cambodia
Sustainable agriculture
05.01.2022
New and sustainable agriculture technologies and practices in Cambodia promoted by MetKasekor Model
The MetKasekor Agriculture Extension Model – an innovative approach aiming at promoting new and sustainable agriculture technologies and practices among early-adopter farmers – launched a pilot for Battambang & Preah Vihear Provinces during the MetKasekor Annual Meeting 2021.
Cambodia
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
28.12.2021
USAID RISE Case Study: The Accelerator, Technical Assistance and Gender lens Investing Nexus
Cambodia
Initial vocational education and training
28.12.2021
Greening Technical and Vocational Education and Training
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MoLVT) in collaboration with the Skills Development Programme (SDP), a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), launch a campaign “Green TVET for a Sustainable Future” to introduce concrete strategies and measures to make TVET more environmentally friendly. Around 300 participants from the public and private sectors, NGOs, youth associations, as well as TVET learners and students participated in the event.
Country Director Cambodia | Project Manager, ISA
Rajiv Pradhan

OUR INTERVENTIONS

Swisscontact in Cambodia operates in two working areas – skills development and enterprise promotion – always acting through private sector development. Building on the wider organization’s regional and global experience, Swisscontact, under well-established collaborations with public and private partners, including Skills, Tourism, Agriculture Mechanisation, Conservation Agricultural and Agroecology, Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) Technical Assistance and Development, Private Sector Partnership, and Research to Commercialisation (R2C).

Partners
Solid partnerships at all levels are essential for development projects to achieve the best possible outcomes. This is a key takeaway from our more than 60 years of experience in international development cooperation. For this reason, we work closely with local, national, and international partners. Our partnerships focus on joint projects that benefit all stakeholders, especially local populations.
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.
Video
Witness what our beneficiaries and partners say about our programmes through these videos. We are grateful to be a part of those who bring positive changes to Cambodia. Enjoy the videos!
Jobs
Motivated and productive employees with initiative constitute the most important success factor in all areas of our work. We count on individuals who are looking to the future, impact- and team-oriented, and want to work in international development cooperation.

Contact

Phnom Penh

THAN'S CORP Building #46, 7th Flr., Mao Tse Toung Blvd (245), Sangkat Boeng Trabek, Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Kratie

Provincial Department of Tourism, Kratie, Sre Sdao Village, Sangkat Oureusey, Kratie Town, Kratie Province, Cambodia

Stung Treng

Provincial Department of Labour and Vocational Training (PDLVT) Building, 1st Flr., Leu village, Sangkat Srah Russey, Krong Stung Town, Stung Treng province, Cambodia

Preah Vihear

Provincial Training Center (PTC) Building, 1st Flr., Domnak village, Sangkat Kampong Branak, Preah Vihear Town, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia