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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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