Swisscontact promotes economic, social and ecological development by supporting people to successfully integrate into local commercial life. Swisscontact creates opportunities for people to improve their living conditions as a result of their own efforts. Swisscontact works to promote employment and income generation by enabling access to professional training, promoting local entrepreneurship, creating access to local financial service providers, and supporting the efficient use of resources. Swisscontact is active in 35 countries and has over 1300 employees. The organisation is based in Zurich.