Within the development programme, similar approaches are implemented in various countries. Project teams develop successful solutions, methods, and innovations through regular exchange and adapt these to the local context. Thus, we are implementing global best practices on the local level, comparing solutions in different country contexts and developing them further.
Development programme activities are categorized in seven core thematic areas:
Rooted in a private-sector mindset and approach, we act as a facilitator and trainer for our local partners, be they state, private, or civil society actors.
For their part, our partners create an enabling environment for disadvantaged women and men for them to be able to escape poverty through their own efforts. That means Swisscontact is empowering local actors, thereby strengthening their sense of ownership and personal responsibility.
The projects constitute a part of Swisscontact’s Development Programme. The Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation (SDC) under the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) will only contribute financially if the project costs are not completely covered by other partner financing. The SDC commits to covering up to 30% of the costs of the entire Development Programme.
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