Swisscontact (USA) is a business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 36 countries with over 1,400 employees, Swisscontact promotes economic, social and environmental development since 1959. Swisscontact has had close ties with the private sector. The foundation's head office is in Zurich.
Swisscontact’s economic development projects are focused on:
Vocational and Educational Training
Swisscontact supports the development of national and regional VET systems and provides capacity building to local VET providers to increase employability and the development of skills-based business opportunities.
Small and medium-sized business growth
Swisscontact promotes local entrepreneurship and business formation to support competitiveness and market-driven development.
Swisscontact advances financial inclusion by increasing access to local financial service providers offering credit, savings, leasing and insurance products.
Swisscontact brings innovation to the efficient use of resources through sustainable production methods and eco-friendly waste management initiatives that support climate change adaptation and climate mitigation strategies.