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


Bangladesh, Uganda, Cambodia
Trade facilitation
Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation
The initiative aims to design and deliver projects that will help implementing the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), thus making international trade simpler, faster and more cost-effective. By establishing public-private dialogues, the Alliance brings together governments and businesses as equal partners to identify trade reform opportunities that respond directly to business needs.
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.
Sustainable tourism, Sustainable agriculture, Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Mekong Inclusive Growth and Innovation Programme
Mekong Inclusive Growth and Innovation Programme (MIGIP) is a four-year programme (2017-2020) funded partly by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The programme aims to develop inclusive growth contributing to job creation and income generation. To achieve this, the programme uses Swisscontact’s Inclusive Markets Approach, and...
Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Regional Investment Support for Entrepreneurs
The Regional Investment Support for Entrepreneurs (RISE) Platform is a USAID funded, Swisscontact implemented platform that provides business development support (BDS) services and technical assistance (TA) to companies with potential for impact in Southeast Asia. RISE aims to create impact for the base of the pyramid through providing inclusive...
Initial vocational education and training, Labour market insertion
Skills Development Programme
The overall goal of the Skills Development Programme (SDP) is for disadvantaged young women and men and low-skilled workers in five rural provinces of Cambodia (Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Kratie, Mondul Kiri and Ratanak Kiri) to gain access to decent employment and increased income. The programme pursues two main objectives: 1) The Cambodian...


Upskilling and reskilling
Celebration of International Day of Education 2021 - The sweet taste of success!
Thanks to vocational education and training, Heang Samnang transformed his life and is continuing to strive for his dreams. Discover his inspiring story…
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
An analysis of the Phnom Penh entrepreneurial ecosystem
An entrepreneur's support network is a vital element in the journey to a successful business. The Credit Suisse – Swisscontact (CSSC) Initiative published new research conducted together with Impact Hub Phnom Penh to understand how well the players in the entrepreneurial network of people and resources are connected in Cambodia's capital city.
Labour market insertion
Watch: Cambodia's Leading Agriculture University Completed Assignment with SEC
Mr. Christoph Bickel, an expert of Swisscontact’s Senior Expert Contact (SEC), spent 12 weeks in October and November on an online assignment to assist Royal University of Agriculture (RUA)’s Faculty of Agriculture Engineering (FAEng) to develop Internship Guider (InGuider) handbook and strategic documents, which will help the faculty shape their development. 
Country Director Cambodia
Rajiv Pradhan


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).

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.


Phnom Penh

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


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