SDC's web-platform for employment and income practitioners
This web-platform is SDC's instrument for the exchange between development practitioners working towards the creation of employment and income. It provides access to discussions, news, information, documentation, project examples and working aids on various thematic areas.
Employment in the Western Balkans: Challenges of a Young Market Economy
Retrospective of the Conference: Films, Speeches, Video Clips, Photo Gallery and Media Release.
Employment and income
Unemployment and underemployment remain the most serious development problems facing partner countries of the SDC. Only if people have access to productive, reasonably paid employment that enables them to earn an income, can global poverty be sustainably reduced and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) be achieved.
SDC is committed to approaches and methods for economic development that promote socially and ecologically sustainable economic growth and involve in particular the poor disadvantaged segments of the population – whether as employees, producers or consumers.
|Private sector development
As the driving economic force, the private sector is accorded a key role in developing and transition countries.
|Financial sector development
Promoting measures that provide poor households, farmers and small enterprises with access to financial services improves their involvement in economic life and reduces their vulnerability.
|Vocational Skills Development
Vocational skills development aims to create opportunities for productive employment and access to reasonably paid work for all
To enable young people to participate in economic life, training has to be better adapted to the needs of the jobs market, with targeted labour supply accompanied by measures to bring employers and employees together
Additional Information and DocumentsDocuments
- Switzerland’s contribution - The achievements of SDC in 2006–2010
Results in the areas of Health, Employment, Basic and further education, Agriculture, Rule of law and democracy, Water, Humanitarian Aid, Partnering with NGOs
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- Employment and Income - Medium-Term Orientation 2009-2012
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- A Synthesis of the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) Approach
First of three documents
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- The Operational Guide for the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) Approach
Third of three documents
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- Perspectives on the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) Approach
Second of three documents
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