We are a Premier International Development Organization

We unleash the potential of private initiative to foster sustainable development and shared prosperity in developing and emerging economies.  

Systems Innovator providing Inclusive Solutions and Catalytic Leadership

We are a leading systems innovator providing transformational change for the implementation of international development projects. 

Development cooperation requires customised inclusive solutions. Swisscontact is committed to creating and implementing projects, providing advisory services, and offering practical hands-on training. We also engage in applied research. 

Through these efforts, we make a significant contribution to sustainable, locally led development and broad-based well-being in 40 developing countries and emerging economies in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe/Balkans, and the Americas.​

 

Our Swiss Roots

Founded over 60 years ago by leaders from Swiss multinational corporations and businesses, Swisscontact partners closely with the Swiss private sector in the effective design and implementation of sustainable international development projects. Based in Zurich, with over $110M in annual revenues, we are one of the largest development project implementers in Switzerland and Europe. 

Establishing a business case for dual apprenticeships

The project in Kenya aims to raise awareness among enterprises that an integrated learning programme, which combines school-based theory with practical courses and on-the-job training anchored in companies will pay off in the long run. The development of such a model implies risks that individual companies are unlikely to take and that, therefore, need to be distributed and partially born by a third party; this is the raison d'être of this project.

Swisscontact in the United States

For more than two decades, Swisscontact has worked with project funders and donors in the United States, including priming USAID and Millennium Challenge Corporation projects, and partnering with fortune 100 companies, philanthropies, and impact investors.

Through Swisscontact North America, Inc., an independent U.S. non-profit public charity, we are positioned to expand our partnerships with U.S. businesses, foundations and social investors.

Through these efforts, we make a significant contribution to sustainable, locally led development and broad-based well-being in developing countries and emerging economies in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe/Balkans, and the Americas.​

HOW WE WORK
Locally Led, augmented by Global Expertise, along with advancing inclusion: our Systemic Solutions are driven by facilitation, sustainability and impact at scale and adress sustainable responses to the SDGs.
RESULTS AND IMPACT
Swisscontact applies rigorous and systematic impact measurement that ensures management efficiency and supports adaptive management processes through in monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) platforms.
OUR EXPERTISE
We catalyze economic growth and prosperity by empowering individuals through workforce development and supporting enterprise development.
DEVELOPMENT THROUGH INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
Swisscontact is the ideal partner for companies, foundations and engaged individuals seeking to invest sustainably and responsibly in developing countries.
Projects
120 projects in 40 countries