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...


Sustainable tourism, Labour market insertion
Go DIGITAL! Women Digipreneurs of Wakatobi and Flores
The Sustainable Tourism Destination Development (SUSTOUR) Project aims to foster inclusive and sustainable tourism development in the destinations of Flores and Wakatobi to strengthen their long-term competitiveness. SUSTOUR is implemented by Swisscontact financed by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and led jointly in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia.
Sustainable agriculture, Trade
Sharing lessons learnt from a pioneering Public-Private Development Partnership in the cocoa sector
In an interview with the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa, Prashant Rana, Director Swisscontact Southeast Asia, talks about the achievements and lessons learnt from the Sustainable Cocoa Production Programme SCPP.
Sustainable agriculture, Trade
Public-private partnerships: making the Indonesian cocoa sector competitive
Over the course of ten years, the Sustainable Cocoa Production Programme (SCPP) has grown into an initiative reaching 165,000 farmers and engaging the entire cocoa industry in Indonesia. During a time of significant upheaval in the cocoa sector in Indonesia, the impact of the SCPP spans a spectrum of areas, such as productivity increase, poverty reduction and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. By bringing together a diverse range of actors, Swisscontact facilitated cooperation within the sector under a common objective. 
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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