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, retraining and labour market integration constitute a focus of our activities. In this way, we strengthen people's skills and offer them the conditions for a secure livelihood and the opportunity to actively participate in society.

In business promotion, we focus our work on five economic sectors with the best chances for sustainable development: tourism, trade, entrepreneurial ecosystems, green cities, and sustainable agriculture. 
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.