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
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. 
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.
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.
Initial vocational education and training, Labour market insertion, Sustainable tourism
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, Mondulkiri and Rattanakiri) to gain access to decent employment and increased income. 
Improving Small Package E-Trade for SMEs
Improving Small Package E-Trade for SMEs (SeT4SME) is a two-year project (2021-2023) for the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation. 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.


Sustainable agriculture
MetKasekor Successfully Organizes Study Tour for Farmers from Rous Rorn Commune
From August 23rd to August 25th, 2023, a group of 24 farmers from Rous Rorn Commune embarked on a study tour aimed at enhancing their agricultural knowledge and practices. The event was organized by the Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (PDAFF) in Preah Vihear. The primary objectives of this study tour were to deepen the farmers' understanding of cover crops and their benefits, especially when integrated into cassava cultivation, to assess soil quality, and to provide training on Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Intensification (CA/SI) techniques.
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Unlocking Business Innovation: Success Stories from Resilient Entrepreneurs 
The 16th edition of Give a Day took place on September 9th, 2023, with a focus on the theme "Unlocking Business Innovation: Success Stories from Resilient Entrepreneurs." The event was attended by 42 participants. 
Switzerland, Laos, Cambodia
Initial vocational education and training
Fostering digital skills in the Global South
Swisscontact and the Dariu Foundation together are starting a long-term initiative to promote digital skills among youth. Swisscontact is a leading organization in the implementation of skills development projects in developing and emerging countries. The Dariu Foundation is a new partner that for many years has been helping young and economically disadvantaged people gain access to the digital world. The first projects will be implemented in the southeast Asian countries of Laos and Cambodia. 
Country Director Cambodia | Project Manager, ISA
Rajiv Pradhan


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.

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!
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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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