Our expertise

Our expertise and services include project implementation, technical support, training, advisory and applied research in the areas of: 


We strengthen people’s skills and employability through which they can secure their livelihoods and actively participate in society and economy.


We support national, regional and local economic development, agricultural development, tourism services, trade, and entrepreneurial ecosystems.


We provide customised support to interventions aiming at promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation capabilities, green skills, circular and low carbon economy transition.


Our services are underpinned by systemic change methodologies, including Market Systems Development and Inclusive Systems Development.

Working Areas

Vocational education and training
The first step in acquiring professional skills for the world of work
Labour Market Insertion
Matching the needs of job seekers with the requirements of the labour market
Continuing Vocational Education and Training
Ensuring lifelong employability through upskilling and reskilling 
Swisscontact can draw on extended project experience in the field of migration and forced displacement. Migration is old as humankind, though people move for different reasons. We work with migrants in different socio-economical and geographical contexts, especially in the areas of returning migrants, diaspora engagement, and skills development for refugees.
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
Swisscontact is facilitating an approach with ecosystem and community development as the key to the sustainable growth of entrepreneurial ecosystems with the aim to create better opportunities for entrepreneurs in the local communities.   
Sustainable Tourism Development
Tourism is a sector with potential for sustainable economic growth for both developing and emerging economies. 
Swisscontact is facilitating national and global trade to improve growth potential and competitiveness of businesses and to foster sustainable job and income creation.
Green cities
By 2050, 70% of the world's population will be living in urban areas. Cities in developing countries face considerable challenges. Swisscontact has solutions to these problems and is preparing the way for livable and sustainable green cities. 
Sustainable agriculture
Rural development and a strong agricultural sector reduce poverty and are the basis for sustainable economic development at all levels.