Results and Impact

Tmake 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. 

Our Results 2019 - 2023

Initial vocational education and training
Learning from data to increase youth employment
The Vocational Training and Employment Support Services (VTESS) project in Laos aims at vocational training and labour market insertion and targets 3’000 young people who are jobless, having completed primary education only, and are subjected to income poverty. Swisscontact support supports these beneficiaries through the VTESS with training courses from 3 to 12 months and coaching in order they gain the required technical and soft skills to enhance their chances to successfully finding employment, self–employment, or their way back into the education system.   
The challenges of systematic impact measurement
Over the last few years, Swisscontact successfully built a comprehensive system to measure project results, which is based on the Results Measurement Standard of The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED). How do the projects and Swisscontact as an organisation benefit from a global system and what experiences did project teams make in the field? Michael Fink, Head of Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM) and Wiebe Vos, MRM Advisor Latin America answer the questions.