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

Making Markets Work for the Jamuna, Padma and Teesta Chars (M4C)

More than two million people live in northern chars* of Bangladesh who mainly depend on agriculture (crops, livestock) and seasonal labour opportunities for their livelihoods. Weak market institutions, lack of information and higher costs of operation make the chars "less attractive" destination for public and private investment. Building local market institutions and enhancing private and public services to improve the economic conditions of the char dwellers is therefore central to M4C's approach.

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Skills for Life

The Promoting Life Skills and Livelihoods project commonly referred to as Skills for Life (S4L) was designed to strengthen the income-generating capabilities of youth (both refugee and from the host community) in Kakuma by enhancing their technical, financial, life and literacy skills to improve their chances of an enriched livelihood.

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Promoting Market-Oriented Skills Training in the Great Lakes Region

The programme’s overall goal is to contribute to increased employment and income generation for the rural population in target geographical areas in the Great Lakes Region by improving their access to quality and labour-market-oriented vocational training.

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Swisscontact in Ecuador 1973 - 2019

There are only a few countries where Swisscontact was present longer than in Ecuador.  For 45 years Swisscontact has supported the country in its efforts to develop.

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L’Appui au Secteur de la Santé

Projet « Renforcement des capacités des Agents de Santé » au Bénin.

Le secteur de la santé du Bénin s’est donné dans son Plan National de Développement Sanitaire (PNDS) 2010-2018 pour objectif d’améliorer les conditions socio-sanitaires des individus et des familles sur la base d’un système intégrant les populations pauvres et indigents. La réalisation de cette ambition est subordonnée à la disponibilité de ressources humaines qualifiées.

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Fomento de la Competitividad para una Apicultura Sostenible

El Proyecto Mejora del Acceso a Mercados Globales y al Financiamiento para los Pequeños Apicultores (ATN/ME-15243-RG) mejor conocido como Fomento de la Competitividad para una Apicultura Sostenible (FOCAPIS) creó oportunidades para que los apicultores de El Salvador y Nicaragua tuvieran acceso a mercados de mayor valor a través del apoyo al proceso de certificación orgánica y al fomento de la diversificación de los productos derivados de la colmena.

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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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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.





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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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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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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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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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