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


Sustainable agriculture
Cambodia Horticulture Advancing Income and Nutrition (CHAIN)
The Cambodia Horticulture Advancing Income and Nutrition (CHAIN) project is a Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) funded programme. CHAIN has now entered its second phase. CHAIN 2 aims to reduce rural poverty in Cambodia by increasing the income of nearly 10,000 smallholder farmers and small-scale entrepreneurs by the end of 2020....
Sustainable agriculture
Conservation Agriculture Service with a Fee
Conservation Agriculture Service with a Fee (CASF) is a project that aims to implement a Conservation Agricultural Production Systems (CAPS) into Cambodian farming practices and cropping system. Conservation agriculture (CA) is a farming system that maintains a permanent soil cover to ensure its protection, avoids soil tillage, and cultivates a...
Sustainable agriculture
Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture 
The project promotes appropriate technologies and extension services for a sustainable intensification of agricultural production leading to reduced negative impacts on the environment including an improved soil health that allows smallholder farmers to increase their productivity and income.
Benin, Bolivia, Cambodia, Kosovo, 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.
Cambodia, Guatemala, Peru, Rwanda, Uganda, Vietnam
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Crédit 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...


World Health Day: Nothing is more important than our health
The Skills Development Programme (SDP), a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), provides market-oriented skills training to increase the income and employment opportunities for disadvantaged young women and men in five rural provinces and contributes to the creation of an inclusive and relevant TVET system nationwide by supporting the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) and the Ministry of Tourism (MoT).
Experience of the Skills Development Programme (SDP) phase 1
The Skills Development Programme (SDP) of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) implemented by Swisscontact in the consortium with INBAS in Cambodia completed its first phase on June 30, 2020, after four successful years.
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Tailored investment readiness TA supports Ecodoe to raise capital and pivot during the pandemic
“For every challenge, we believe it raises an opportunity to be better,” emphasizes Larasati Widyaputri, Founder and CEO of an Indonesian start-up, Ecodoe. As a start-up, Ecodoe and Larasati have faced many challenges, including a hard-hitting global pandemic.
Country Director Cambodia | Project Manager, ISA
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.
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.
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!
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.


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