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Latest Media Releases


New Basis for the Swiss Import Promotion Programme SIPPO

Media Release

As of April 2017, the Swisscontact foundation assumes implementation of the Swiss Import Promotion Programme SIPPO, the SECO-financed programme for promoting imports from developing and transition countries. With a change in project approach, the programme aims to secure stable, lasting export structures in the partner countries. Measures proven successful with the previous programme implemented by Switzerland Global Enterprise will be maintained and expanded.

Rwanda Kenya Uganda Tanzania

Linking cows with economic growth - 10 years financial services programme East Africa

Finance Media Release

Innovative leasing models create new opportunities. In the last 10 years, more than half a million Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have benefited from Swisscontact’s Financial Ser-vices Programme in East Africa. They have increased their incomes on average by 10%. Moving forward, Swisscontact will continue its efforts to increase economic leverage for MSMEs and farmers.


OECD honours a Swisscontact project in Bangladesh


A Swisscontact project in Bangladesh is the one of ten finalists to be honoured with the "Innovation Scale Award 2014" by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). The public award ceremony was held yesterday at the OECD's Headquarters in Paris. Thanks to a simple but highly effective innovation, today hundreds of thousands of small-scale vegetable farmers are benefiting from access to high-quality seed material, thereby improving their incomes.

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