The Development Programme worked in four key topics in 2017-2020: Skills Development, Enterpreneurship, Financial Inclusion and Resource Efficiency:
Skills Development
Skills development supports people in securing their basic material needs, thereby reducing poverty, and facilitating the economic and social development of a region or country.
Financial Inclusion
In our Development Programme projects, access to financial services and products ever so often address the struggle of the gender gap.
Swisscontact's value proposition and competences are focused on economic development. Within our Enterprise Promotion projects, the entrepreneurial acumen of business people has been strengthened, and consequently increased their income. 
Resource Efficiency
By promoting climate-smart economy, people in developing and emerging economies not only have the opportunity to develop and implement sustainable development practices but likewise incorporate them into their business activities.