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, 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...
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...
Sustainable agriculture
Stronger Coffee Initiative
The aim of the project is to co-create a farmer engagement model for Louis Dreyfus Company’s newly launched Stronger Coffee Initiative that will ultimately increase farmer prosperity. To achieve this goal, the project involves optimized data collection tools, farmer data analysis and conception of coaching and trainings.
Sustainable agriculture
Sustainable Landscape Program Indonesia 
This bilateral program between Switzerland and Indonesia will contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fostering climate-resilient economic development the largest natural ecosystem of North Sumatra. 
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...


Sustainable agriculture
Indonesia: taking coffee farmer engagement to the next level
Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), a Geneva-based global merchant and processor of agricultural goods, including coffee, launched the Stronger Coffee Initiative in 2022 as a new platform for collaborative investments in sustainable coffee production. Swisscontact was tasked with developing the initiative’s operational plan and helping to build its global monitoring and evaluation framework.
Initial vocational education and training, Upskilling and Reskilling
Kartini from Ferrous Land – Documentary about the Skills for Competitiveness Programme 
Watch the video story about a female lecturer in the Electrical Engineering and Installation study programme at the Metal Industry Polytechnic of Morowali located in the eastern part of Indonesia. This video is a collaboration between Swisscontact through the Skills for Competitiveness (S4C) programme and the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia.
SIPPO is supporting The Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs of the Republic Indonesia - Public kick-off for B2B matchmaking preparation
SIPPO is entering into a partnership with the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs to increase staff skills of BSOs in organising professional export promotion programmes and providing better services to SMEs in Indonesia.
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. 

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