The Development Programme supported vulnerable people to deal with the repercussions of the Corona pandemic. For example, Community Paramedics in Bangladesh educated community members about the COVID-19 disease, symptoms, and stipulated safety measures. In Nepal and Guatemala, young entrepreneurs received financial support to save their businesses and experts from our Senior Expert Contact advised SMEs all over the world in virtual consultancies on how to adapt and improve their business.
Empowering Local Partners
Several projects concluded in 2020. Because of our systemic approach, it is key to strengthen and empower local players. For example, through our GenerAccion Project in Guatemala, vocational training centres now design high-quality curricula independently. In Albania and Kosovo, public and private sector partners coach vulnerable youths and support their integration into the labour market through an elaborated Coaching Cycle, and in Burkina Faso, municipalities and labour associations develop strategies for their local economic development.