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Child Protection in Tourism, Phase III

15.05.2013 - 31.12.2016

This project will contribute to improving quality and competitiveness in travel and tourism, an economic sector providing significant economic and employment benefits in developing countries. By strengthening a voluntary sustainability standard, the proposed project will support institutional expansion and infrastructure development for TheCode.org, in order to prevent and combat sexual exploitation of children in tourism and to improve the tourism sector's sustainability and competitiveness.


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Investment Climate Project, Azerbaijan

01.04.2013 - 31.03.2016

This investment climate program seeks to improve the business environment for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and takes place against the background of declining oil-revenus and the need to diversify the economy. Beyond diversification, reducing barriers for SMEs is a conduit for more equal access to economic opportunities


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Regional Retail Banking and Payment Systems Program in Asia

01.04.2013 - 31.12.2018

The overall goal of the East Asia Retail Banking Payments Program is to improve access to secure, efficient and cost-effective non-cash payment services in at least four of the following countries in East Asia: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam.


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SECO/USAID MSME Programme Macedonia

19.03.2013 - 31.12.2016

The programme aims at supporting micro and small enterpreneurs in Macedonia with a view to spur economic growth and create jobs. The programme is implemented with USAID.


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Investment Climate Project

01.03.2013 - 01.03.2016

The project aims to improve the country's invesmtent climate, to stimulate FDI and to reduce compliance costs for businesses. Activities focus on the regulatory and policy framework and on streamlining administrative procedures. The project is implemented by the International Finace Corporation (IFC).


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Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services

01.03.2013 - 31.12.2019

Human wellbeing is highly dependent on ecosystems and biodiversity, yet these critical natural resources are being degraded at alarming rates. Part of the solution lies in better informed policy making, in both public and private sectors, which take into account the full value of the benefits from ecosystems. WAVES and the Natural Capital Accounting Program help developing countries to value their natural capital and ecosystem services and how to use this information for policy making in favour of a sustainable development.


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Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services

01.03.2013 - 31.12.2019

Human wellbeing is highly dependent on ecosystems and biodiversity, yet these critical natural resources are being degraded at alarming rates. Part of the solution lies in better informed policy making, in both public and private sectors, which take into account the full value of the benefits from ecosystems. WAVES and the Natural Capital Accounting Program help developing countries to value their natural capital and ecosystem services and how to use this information for policy making in favour of a sustainable development.


Local Economic Development, Phase I

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2023

SECO is supporting a local economic development programme in selected municipalities in South Africa located in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province.


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Better Gold Initiative, Phase I

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2016

The Better Gold Initiative aims to create a mine to market path for sustainably produced gold from small and medium scale mining (ASMM) operations in Peru. Building on simple market mechanisms that honour compliance of producers with standards on traceability, environmental-, social-, governance- and community relation performance, the Better Gold Initiative will contribute to the transformation of small and medium scale mining activities into a motor for better livelihoods and sustainable development. The project is structured around four complementary components along the value chain: 1) Producers: Support to sustainable gold supply through technical assistance and capacity building for Peruvian ASMM artisanal, small scale and medium scale mining activities)- 2) Institutions: Strengthen certification schemes to broaden the impact of ASMM certification- 3) Policy: National Policy dialogue on ASMM related issues and extension strategy on the international level- 4) Demand: Multi-Stakeholder platform on sustainable gold and demand matching in Switzerland.


Improving Healthcare Hazardous Waste Management in Dakhaleya Governorate, Egypt

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2022

The Healthcare Hazardous Waste Management Project will realize one important aspect of the Egyptian National Strategy for Hazardous Medical Waste Management: the establishment of centralized incineration facilities including the required capacity building and training. The experience made with the project shall be fed back into the future discussion to revise and upgrade the strategy and into a policy dialog to improve health care waste management in Egypt.


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Asia Corporate Governance Programme

01.01.2013 - 30.06.2018

The regional programme aims to improve corporate governance policies and practices in selected countries in Asia.

By promoting good corporate governance, the program will help firms improve their operational efficiency, access to finance and overall sustainability of the financial and economic development can be improved.

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