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Working Areas

Employment and income open up pathways out of poverty into a future of opportunities. Sustainable growth, driven by an innovative private sector, is the foundation of Swisscontact’s project work.

Core Areas of Private Sector Promotion

Swisscontact focuses on the following areas:

  • Skills Development: Productive employment and earning an income through market-oriented vocational training and improved labour market access.
  • Enterprise Promotion: Strengthening productivity and competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises through sustainable value chain interventions, improved market access and local economic development.
  • Inclusive Finance: Empowering entrepreneurial people by improving their access to financial products, services and financial literacy trainings.
  • Climate-Smart Economy: Creating green jobs through efficient use of natural resources and clean production.

Active Market Patricipation

Swisscontact increases the potential of disadvantaged populations by involving them in their own development as active market participants: producers, employees, or consumers.

Innovative Private Sector

Economic growth can only be generated through an innovative private sector capable of developing. Supportive interventions in the formal and informal sectors help reduce poverty, both directly and indirectly. 

Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
Hardturmstrasse 123
CH-8005 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 454 17 17
Fax +41 44 454 17 97
E-Mail info@STOP-SPAM.swisscontact.org