Below is an overview of the projects we are supporting on the platform, their status as well status updates for projects that have been funded
HQ Manager/Project Leader
We are a leading partner organisation for the implementation of international development projects. Our mission is to promote inclusive economic, social and ecological development to make an effective contribution towards sustainable and widespread prosperity in developing and emerging economies.
What we do
- We strengthen the competencies of people, improving their employability
- We increase the competitiveness of enterprises, growing their business
- We foster social and economic systems, promoting inclusive development
We believe that people, even in dire conditions have the ability and will to act and liberate themselves from the shackles of poverty. However, this is only possible in an enabling environment and level playing field.
We make an effective contribution to improve the framework conditions for sustainable development through the facilitation of access to skills, knowledge, markets, technologies and financial services.
We believe that balanced private sector and market-driven approaches in the context of an environmentally and socially sustainable market economy offer the best conditions for people to fulfill their potential and make sustainable development possible.
60 Years of Promoting Economic Development
The history of Swisscontact reflects the changes in the world economy and international development cooperation. In the beginning, our focus was on industrialisation and the growth of countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In the 1980s, the war on poverty came to the fore, and since the 1990s, sustainable development has defined our commitment. Today, Swisscontact implements more than one hundred projects every year, at a time when global projects implemented in numerous countries are becoming increasingly important in their achievement of greater outreach.