Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 36 countries with over 1,400 employees, Swisscontact promotes since 1959 economic, social and environmental development.

Results 2017

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The ratio per Swiss franc invested to additional income generated is 1 : 3

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In 2017, Swisscontact reached 600,000 people through its project work

232 500 agricultural and artisanal businesses increased their incomes

Annual Report 2017

Annual report 2017

 

Swisscontact promotes economic development with over 120 projects in 35 developing countries. The Swiss foundation creates income and employment opportunities. More than 230,000 small businesses have benefited from this work in 2017 with increases in their revenues. In its online annual report, Swisscontact explains the milestones reached in 2017.

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Private Sector Development

The private sector is the most important driving force behind economic development and sustainable poverty reduction.

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Projects

As an expert organisation, Swisscontact ensures high quality project work on-site for private sector development.

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Swisscontact at a Glance

Swisscontact

Swisscontact is the business-oriented foundation for international development cooperation. Working in 36 countries with over 1,400 team members, we have been fostering economic, social, and environmental development since 1959.

Mission

We promote economic, social, and environmental development by helping people integrate into local economic life. We make it possible for them to improve their living conditions through their own initiatives.

Our Work

Swisscontact acts as a catalyst in project implementation by fostering a sustainable environment for entrepreneurship and facilitating access to information, skills, and markets. Swisscontact provides practical, market-oriented, and locally adapted solution to economic development challenges.

Topics

Employment and income open up pathways out of poverty and create real opportunities for the future. A key condition for this is sustainable economic growth led by an innovative private sector. At the heart of private sector development lie professional training and development, labour market integration, strengthening local SMEs, access to financial services, and efficient use of resources.

Inclusive Markets

The inclusive markets approach advocated by Swisscontact influences market systems by ensuring that disadvantaged populations gain access to improved goods and services, business opportunities, and jobs. This approach explores the limits and opportunities inherent in existing market systems to determine which interventions would be necessary to open up new possibilities for people.

Swisscontact
Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
Hardturmstrasse 123
CH-8005 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 454 17 17
Fax +41 44 454 17 97
E-Mail info@STOP-SPAM.swisscontact.org