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SuizAgua América Latina - El Agua nos Une

Fabricato - industrial water treatment and reuse plant

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2020

Water management being one of the main challenges of the 21st century, the generation of knowledge to make decisions and collaboration between different sectors; are the axis of the present and future well-being of humanity. The initiative “El Agua Nos Une” articulates the work of public institutions, business associations and research organisations. It aims at: i) scaling corporate water stewardship in Colombia; ii) strengthening knowledge on water uses, particularly in the agricultural sector; iii) contributing to the national water quality and quantity monitoring program; iv) developing an investment scheme in ecosystem services; and; v) facilitating a community of practice on water footprint and corporate water management in Latin America

Multidonor Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): Improvement of Citizen Security in Latin America and the Caribbean

01.12.2015 - 31.12.2021

The support provided by SDC (single- phase project) focusses on improving the effectiveness of public policies on citizen security in the Latin American and Caribbean countries, as a response to high levels of violence in the region. SDC will contribute to the IDB Multidonor Fund of the Citizen Security Initiative (CSI), aiming to strengthen the capacity of states to implement public policies on citizen security and promote exchange of lessons learnt through regional dialogue and bi- and multilateral cooperation in earmarked projects.

PROMISE: Poverty Reduction through Safe Migration, Skills Development and Enhanced Job Placement

01.11.2015 - 31.08.2021

Migration to Thailand has increasingly become a poverty reduction strategy for marginalized households. It gives a higher income to the individual and, through remittances supports their community of origin. However migrants are often exposed to precarious labour conditions. PROMISE promotes skills development and safe migration and improves thus the livelihoods of the migrants in Thailand and their communities of origin in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

Public Private Development Partnership: Social Entrepreneurship Catalytic Impact Financing for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC-IMPACT)

01.11.2015 - 01.11.2021

Social entrepreneurs (SE) find innovative, effective and efficient solutions to social problems with a private sector, entrepreneurial approach. ODA funds are scarce and need to be used with leverage. This intervention will leverage social enterprises efforts, impact investors’ capital and local government funds for poverty reduction and improved livelihood of low income households.

Enhancing Nutrition of Upland Farming Families (ENUFF)

15.06.2015 - 30.06.2020

In Lao PDR, chronic malnutrition is a pressing issue affecting social and economic growth. Stunting prevalence is amongst the highest in the world, affecting an estimated 44% of children under five years of age, and exceeding 60% among children from upland ethnic communities. ENUFF project will contribute to the implementation of the national Multisectoral Food and Nutrition Security Action Plan (MSFNSAP), where various aspects like nutrition-sensitive farming, health, hygiene and care practices will be converged, leading to behaviour changes and an improved nutritional status in particular of women and children.

Project completed

Support to the transition phase of the Institut de la Francophonie pour la Médecine tropicale in Lao PDR (single phase)

01.03.2015 - 31.12.2017

One of the major difficulties to improve health and well-being of the populations in the Mekong sub-region comes from the shortage of well-trained health sector’s human resources to contribute to the reduction of health inequalities amongst subgroups of the population (incl. gender, ethnic groups). The project aims at maintaining the IFMT training activities while preparing the transformation into a sub-regional Centre of Excellence for the health and well-being of populations living in tropical zones.  

Project completed

Contribution to IDB AquaFund II

01.12.2014 - 31.12.2018

Strengthening our strategic partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) through an extended contribution to AquaFund will allow SDC to support governments in the LAC Region progressing towards achieving universal access to sustainable, high-quality water and sanitation (W&S) services, especially in rural areas and lower-income countries. It also enables SDC to exchange best practices with IDB and identify concrete collaboration opportunities in the W&S sector at the country and project level.


01.12.2014 - 31.08.2021

In Laos, tourism is the sector with the highest potential to create jobs for the poor. Switzerland and Luxembourg join hands to allow 5’000 youth (by 2020) to acquire the skills needed to work in hotels and restaurants, at least 50% of them women, and 50% from poor families. Dual Cooperative Training (apprenticeships) will provide for work place orientation of skills and facilitate an easy transition of trainees into gainful employment, with salaries that move their families above the 2 US$/day international poverty line.

Project completed

Public Private Development Partnership: Promoting Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America

01.01.2014 - 31.12.2018

The Swiss Cooperation is actively collaborating with the private sector to achieve development outcomes. Whereas business entrepreneurs usually measure their performance with profit and financial return, social entrepreneurs’ priority is return to society, making social entrepreneurs well-aligned with SDC. The programme contributes to existing efforts of private sector organizations, in particular Ashoka and Hystra, in identifying and supporting more social entrepreneurs in Latin America.

Project completed

RECOFTC: Center for People and Forests

01.12.2013 - 30.09.2018

Deforestation and forest degradation are threatening the livelihoods of the rural poor in the Mekong region. Community forestry has proven to be a sustainable way to improve  forest management, strengthen local livelihoods, and mitigate impacts of climate change. SDC supports RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests to promote community forestry throughout the Mekong region through a core contribution.

Project completed


01.11.2013 - 30.06.2018

Since 2007, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has supported the Lao government to improve its management of social and economic data. SDC seeks to enable policy makers to make better-informed decisions by making reliable data more readily available, contributing to equitable development.

Project completed

Support of UXO Clearance in Lao PDR

01.10.2013 - 31.12.2016

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has supported the clearance of unexploded ordnance in Lao PDR since 2006.

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