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

Bangladesh, Uganda, Cambodia
Trade
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, 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 Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial (FFEM) over five years from 2020 to 2025 in four targeted countries: Cambodia, Laos PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam. 

The project aims at developing and promoting a shared vision of the agroecological and safe food system transitions at South East Asian level. The project is coordinated by GRET in a strong articulation with CIRAD, in charge of the scientific coordination, the project will mobilize the expertise of 27 national, European and International partners, from research institutions, universities, NGOs, UN agencies, Ministries of Agriculture of the four countries. The project acts within the three overlapping spheres of influence, namely the societal sphere (citizen awareness and possible demands for safe agro-ecological products), the policy sphere (enabling environment at local, national and regional levels), and the technical and economic spheres (agroecological and safe food system innovations at territorial level in flagship sites).
Cambodia
Initial vocational education and training
Digital Literacy Initiative Cambodia
The overall goal of the Programme is to qualify youth for inclusion in the digital economy, by enabling the access to digital literacy education and closing the digital gap.  Through coding, the students learn to think critically and to solve problems when something does not work. Through developing applications to address practical problems in society, they gain leadership, communication, and project management skills. These competencies are important for future higher education and professional activities.
Cambodia
Initial vocational education and training
Digital Learning Materials for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
Digital Learning Materials for TVET (DLM4TVET) is a two-year project (2023-2024) funded by Liechtenstein Development Service (LED), implemented by Swisscontact in partnership with the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT), the National Technical Training Institute (NTTI), selected Technical Training Institutes, Development Partners, Non-Governmental Organisations and private sector entities. The project aims to support the digitalisation of TVET and thus the transition to a more effective and efficient TVET system, mainly by advancing digital learning and teaching in TVET in Cambodia.
Cambodia
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Enhancing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Investments (3Ei)
The overall goal of the 3Ei is for the private sector to actively contribute to the Cambodia's socio-economic development and attaining the goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The achievement of this overall goal will be driven by two outcomes: enhanced coordination, and collaboration within the entrepreneurial ecosystem; and increased business performance and investments in the ecosystem.

News

Cambodia
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
10.06.2024
Give a Day 22: Nurturing Diversity in Cambodia’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Phnom Penh - On May 29, 2024, the 22nd “Give a Day” event was held at the Khmer Enterprise Office, aiming to foster diversity within Cambodia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. This event has become an integral part of Cambodia’s entrepreneurial community, providing valuable insights and fostering connections among Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESOs).
Cambodia
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
07.06.2024
Masterclass Graduates Transforming Cambodian Incubators
On April 9th, 2024, Khmer Enterprise, Swisscontact Cambodia and St. Gallen University came together to organize the masterclass peer-to-peer gathering, which served as an alumnus networking event, reuniting participants from the Masterclass to reflect on their experiences, celebrate their achievements, and receive certificates for completing the program. 
Cambodia
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
06.06.2024
1st Give a Day in Siem Reap x YEAC SC: Deep Dive Talks to Strengthen Collaboration in Siem Reap's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Siem Reap, The Give a Day event, held on May 24th, 2024, in collaboration with the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Cambodia (YEAC), gathered key stakeholders to share insights and enhance collaboration within Siem Reap's entrepreneurial ecosystem. The event aimed to deepen understanding and support for entrepreneurial programs in Siem Reap by sharing challenges, identifying solutions, and discussing implementation strategies.
Country Director Cambodia | Project Manager, ISA
Rajiv Pradhan

OUR INTERVENTIONS

Swisscontact in Cambodia works to strengthen the systems in skills development, entrepreneurial ecosystem and impact investments, trade facilitation and regenerative agriculture by working closely with the private, public, research and academia and the civil society sectors. All interventions are designed following the Inclusive Systems Development (ISD) approach of Swisscontact. Institutionalization of the interventions, via branding, is a key focus in all the projects. Swisscontact currently is supporting the stakeholders (public/private) to establish and promote 8 brands. The scale for each of the interventions will be realized through the promotion of the brands. While delivering our activities, Swisscontact Cambodia is committed to the Greening Office initiative.

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
The objective of Swisscontact’s work is to open up pathways out of poverty for people in developing countries through broad-based economic development projects.

Motivated and productive employees with initiative constitute the most important success factor in all areas of our work. We count on motivated individuals who are looking to the future, impact- and team-oriented, and want to work in international development cooperation.

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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