Developing countries have the highest levels of youth unemployment. Swisscontact supports hands-on vocational education. We can help young people achieve better employment and income opportunities, helping them integrate into the labour market.
Swisscontact supports innovative and growth-oriented entrepreneurs in developing and emerging countries. We help generate new jobs and facilitate economic growth as well as skills and technology transfer.
Swisscontact is facilitating social investing to support our microfinance projects. These offer access to financial services for disadvantaged populations. After all, access to savings and credit forms the basis of economic growth.
Together with national authorities and the private sector, Swisscontact has been promoting efficient use of resources since the early 1990s through measures to curb air pollution, develop wastewater management systems, and recycling. Through efficient resource management, people learn to identify potentially sustainable development and implement it using a business-friendly approach.
Swisscontact’s work is based on expert knowledge. To achieve a high standard of high quality assurance, Swisscontact’s knowledge management system makes optimal use of available knowledge and acquires new skills systematically. Swisscontact offers special young professional promotional programmes.