Our Work

We promote inclusive economic, social and ecological development to make an effective contribution towards sustainable and widespread prosperity in developing and emerging economies.

With this objective in mind, we offer 
economically and socially disadvantaged people a chance to improve their lives on their own initiative.
What we offer
Development cooperation requires customised inclusive solutions. Swisscontact is committed to implement projects, provide advisory services, and practical hands-on training. 

We also engage in applied research.
Our expertise
Vocational education and training, up- and reskilling and labour market integration constitute the focus of our activities. In this way, we strengthen people's skills and employability through which they can secure their livelihoods and actively participate in society. Our Inclusive Economic Development services include national, regional and local economic development, tourism, trade, and entrepreneurial ecosystems. These services are underpinned by systemic change methodologies, including Market Systems Development and Inclusive Systems Development. 
How we work
The UN’s Agenda 2030 encompasses 17 development goals, none of which can be achieved without inclusive development. 

In line with these objectives, Swisscontact is particularly committed to four of them and implements the projects in adherence to four clearly defined working principles:
Results and Impact
To make our processes more efficient and for our own continuous improvement, Swisscontact applies systematic impact measurement. Our uniform results monitoring and measurement in various projects are integral elements of Swisscontact project management and quality assurance.