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 activities are based on two main topics:

  • 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, commerce, entrepreneurship ecosystems, green cities, and sustainable agriculture. This is where we focus our energy, to create productive jobs, improve incomes, and promote economic well-being without harming the environment.

The work of Swisscontact is in line with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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

Advisory and Consulting Services

Contributing to the reduction of economic disparities while developing a tourism destination responsibly is the guiding principle of Swisscontact Advisory Services.
With 20 years of expertise in developing innovative solutions, we provide customised, result-oriented technical guidance and capacity building schemes that prove sustained effectiveness.

advisory.services (at) swisscontact.org

Training and Applied Research

Our Making Markets Work Training Programme focuses on how to make development more effective, achieving greater impact, inclusiveness, scale and sustainability. On a highly selective basis, we also offer bespoke training courses on specific aspects the market systems development approach, including monitoring and evaluation.

We undertake applied research related to development practice. Our research, and our participation in development debates, builds on our commitment to advance wider learning and practice.

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