Around 300 ethnic groups makes Indonesia’s unique cultures, geography & history with 2/3 population resides in Java -  whereas there are 18,000 other islands.  Around 9.4% of the population lived below the national poverty line (ADB – 2019). The country’s real GDP growth remained broadly stable at 5.1 percent during the first quarter of 2019. Despite global volatility, Indonesia’s economy has grown at a consistent pace with quarterly GDP growth remaining between 4.9 to 5.3 percent over the past 3 years (World Bank). The main mineral Resources are oil and natural gas, coal & tin. While rice, palm oil & coffee are 3 main agricultural products. Manufactured products: Processed rubber, plywood & textiles.
about Indonesia

country facts

  • Surface: 1 905 000 km2
  • Population: 271 million
  • Capital: Jakarta

Swisscontact in Indonesia

  • since 1974


Initial vocational education and training, Sustainable tourism
Sustainable Tourism Education Development Project
Tourism is an important part of the Indonesian economy and an important source for generating employment and foreign exchange reserves. Swisscontact has been actively supporting the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism since 2009 to strengthen the competitiveness of selected tourism destinations.The Government of Indonesia has set a number of objectives...
Initial vocational education and training, Upskilling and reskilling
Skills for Competitiveness (S4C)
Indonesia has charted impressive economic growth since overcoming the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s. It has become the largest economy in the ASEAN community with a GDP per capita of USD 3’603 in 2016. Today, Indonesia is a key player on the global stage as the world’s 4th most populous nation, the world’s 10th largest economy and...
Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Colombia, Indonesia, Morocco, North Macedonia, Peru, Serbia, South Africa, Tunisia, Vietnam
Trade, Initial vocational education and training, Entrepreneurial ecosystems, Sustainable tourism
Swiss Import Promotion Programme
The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) is a well-established mandate of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) within the framework of its economic development cooperation. As for the new investment phase (2017-2020), SIPPO is carried out by Swisscontact.The overall objective of the Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) is...
Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Regional Investment Support for Entrepreneurs
Swisscontact manages the USAID funded Regional Investment Support for Entrepreneurs (RISE) platform which provides technical assistance (TA) to companies with high potential for impact in Southeast Asia. RISE aims to create impact for the base of the pyramid by providing accessible TA to businesses with high potential for positive social and environmental impact and by mitigating risk for investors.
Sustainable tourism
Sustainable Tourism Destination Development
Tourism is an important part of the Indonesian economy and a significant source of employment and foreign exchange earnings.Recognizing the potential of tourism as driver for economic development and inclusive growth, since 2009, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has actively supported the Ministry of Tourism & Creative...


Rwanda, Cambodia, Uganda, Indonesia, Albania
Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Social Network Analysis applied in different contexts
Swisscontact tested Social Network Analysis in Uganda, Rwanda, Indonesia, Albania and Cambodia – and learnt how it can be used as an analytical, advocacy and as a community building tool at the same time.
Sustainable tourism
SUSTOUR & STED: strengthened competitiveness and resilience in tourism
Tourism is a key factor for the Indonesian economy and the creation of jobs, but it has been strongly undermined by the COVID-19 pandemic. With Sustainable Tourism Destination Development (SUSTOUR) and Sustainable Tourism Education Development Project (STED), Swisscontact is strengthening the resilience and competitiveness of select tourism destinations in Indonesia.
Morocco, Indonesia
Sustainable tourism
Resilience in tourism 
The COVID-19 pandemic brought tourism worldwide to a standstill. What are the factors that help to increase resilience in this sector? Sustainability in tourism means not only implementing an environmental project or drawing up a green business plan. Sustainability in tourism is much more about linking tourism development with approaches to renovate the sector from the ground up. This in turn makes regional economies and tourist destinations more resistant to economic adversity.
Country Director Indonesia
Ruedi Nuetzi


Commodities and corporate engagement: Building on links to the private sector as well as define and test new tools and approaches. The Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP) was the largest Public Private Partnership development program of its kindfor one single commodity in Indonesia, funded by multi donors and privates contribution, in which SECO is the main funder, and collaborates with 9 local and multinational cocoa and chocolate companies. Its became a centre of excellence and adopted by relevant cocoa sector to continue its good practices. Its legacy creates continuous innovation that can be adopted to other commodities and partnership programs.   

Sustainable Tourism (SUSTOUR) Destination Development and recovery: Supports an Inclusive and sustainable tourism development, strengthen the policy framework to be more conducive for the growth of sustainable tourism, stimulates the demand for sustainable tourism products and services through partnership with national and international tour-operators and business development service providers. 

Vocational Education and Training: The Sustainable Tourism Education Development (STED) to creates a qualified workforce through a demand driven education to ensure that graduates meet the standards required by the tourism sector. The Skills for Competitiveness (S4C) supports the poly partners to be efficiently managed and educate technicians, as needed by the private sector, on the establishment of management systems and development of training approaches based on the Swiss dual VET system.  

Indonesian-Swiss Intellectual Property Project (ISIP) enhancing competitiveness in Indonesia by strengthening intellectual property rights, emphasis on making geographical indications economically sustainable, and on supporting Indonesia’s creative industry. 

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) aims to integrate developing and transition countries into world trade. Targeted export promotion services delivered through Business Support Organizations (BSOs) strengthen the competitive position and facilitate market access and exports of companies in partner countries to Switzerland, the EU and regional markets. 


Swisscontact - Indonesia
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