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These projects are exemplary in how they were designed and implemented.

Taka ni Mali - Waste is Wealth

The Taka ni Mali project contributed to adequate employment opportunities in solid waste collection and recycling, while reducing environmental degradation and health risks through efficient and sustainable solid waste management systems.





Programme d'Appui à la Formation Professionelle (PAFP)

Le PAFP a formé plus de 46 500 personnes, dont près de 10 000 jeunes sans emploi, dans 26 domaines d’activités, en zones rurales et urbaines, et a soutenu 436 projets d’insertion professionnelle, en vue du développement économique local. Le focus sur l’insertion professionnelle, avec des actions orientées vers les marchés porteurs, a permis au PAFP d’améliorer l’accès à l’emploi des bénéficiaires et d’augmenter leurs revenus.

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EELA, Latin America

The programme EELA helped to mitigate climate change and improve the quality of life of brick makers by encouraging appropriate technology for efficient energy use in brick kilns.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Microleasing Eastern Africa


Transforming the lives of entrepreneurs and smallholder farmers through innovative financial solutions.

The Journey of Microleasing in Eastern Africa 2006 – 2017.

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Katalyst, Bangladesh

Katalyst, the largest market development project in South Asia, has come to an end after 17 years. 4.69 million SMEs and farmers benefitted income increase in around USD 689 million.

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Energy Efficient Clay Brick Project (EECB)

Following a sector based approach, the Energy Efficient Clay Brick (EECB) project ensures environmental sustainability by seeking economic solutions to increased energy efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions in the South African clay brick sector. Over the last 4 years EECB has supported South Africa’s Clay Brick Sector to reduce CO2 emissions by 15%.

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Pymerural, Honduras

The project Pymerural increased income and employment in rural areas, contributing to the sustainability of SME's in agro industrial value chains.


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Aire Limpio

The Aire Limpio (Clean Air) Project contributed to the protection of Bolivia’s population, as well as the environment against the effects of air pollution. The results: CO2 emissions have decreased by 370,000 tonnes, and 12 Bolivian cities have designed sustainable mobility plans and are currently implementing them.

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Appui Suisse aux Associations Professionnelles Marocaines (ASAP-M)

 Le projet vise à augmenter la compétitivité des micro-, petites et moyennes entreprises rurales à travers le renforcement managérial, le plaidoyer et le développement de services de qualité et de proximité. Pour cela, le projet appuie cinq associations professionnelles agricoles.

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The WISATA programme, funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), originally started in 2009 covering the island of Flores. Due to the success of the first phase, it was decided that a second phase of the programme should start in June 2014, covering three additional destinations.

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SIFA (Site Intégré de Formation Agricole) - Un dispositif de formation agricole de proximité

SIFA (Site Intégré de Formation Agricole)

Un dispositif de formation agricole de proximité.

Un espace de formation professionnelle agricole et de production qui valorise les différentes potentialités agro-écologiques spécifiques au terroir dans lequel il est implanté. Les principes de base de l’agro-écologie sont le fondement de l’enseignement théorique et pratique dispensé sur le site.


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10 Years Financial Services in East Africa

Swisscontact has developed innovative new ways to push the banking frontier into lesser-developed regions and rural areas.


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L’évolution de la formation professionnelle artisane au Bénin.

Au Bénin, l’équipe de Swisscontact intervient prioritairement dans le secteur de la promotion des PME et de la formation professionnelle.

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AlbVET, Albania

The main objective was the support to different aspects of the Albanian Vocational Education and Training (VET) reform with a focus on practice orientation and private sector involvement.

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Swisscontact-Innovations: The Coaching Cycle in Albania

Swisscontact is always searching for the best solutions to overcome local challenges. Sometimes, unconventional solutions are necessary for new approaches and concepts to come about. A recent example is the coaching cycle.

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