Swisscontact creates the conditions for a socially and ecologically responsible private sector, contributing to poverty reduction.
Swisscontact’s core business is the implementation of projects funded by bilateral, multi-lateral and private sector donors. We are currently implementing more than 100 projects in over 30 countries.
Swisscontact offers consultancy services for specific assignments like project feasibility studies, project scoping missions, external project evaluations and the elaboration of case studies.
Swisscontact has also expertise in the organisation of workshops and events related to private sector development and inclusive economic growth.
Finally, a crucial instrument Swisscontact offers is the Senior Expert Corps (SEC), which links SMEs in developing countries to retired Swiss professionals, who offer their advice and expertise for periods of up to 3 months.
Swisscontact’s portfolio therefore tries to facilitate people’s access to markets, to strengthen people’s skills and contribute to their employability, while ensuring an efficient use of natural resources and by mainstreaming gender equality throughout its programmes.