Public Services as a Universal Right

The agenda for improved public services is focused too much on state-of-the-art tools and not enough on making sure to benefit the disadvantaged. Let’s talk about equality.

Selected Projects

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Bosnia-Herzegovina, Eastern Europe

Making Markets and Jobs

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Kosovo, Eastern Europe

Building a Democratic Kosovo

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Our Topics

Skills Development and Education

Lack of education perpetuates inequality because poor countries cannot compete economically without a skilled workforce.

Sustainable and Inclusive Economies

Economic growth does not always benefit the poor and poverty is bad for growth. We need to make a proactive effort to break this vicious cycle.

Governance, Peace & Migration

In many countries where we work, men and women are unable to claim their rights and participate actively in decision-making processes.

Gender and Social Equity

Helvetas makes sure that our work actively and meaningfully includes and supports the most disadvantaged groups.

Knowledge and Learning

Building the capacities of staff and partners to effectively share what they know, to learn together and create effective solutions is crucial to our success.
Young people are a tremendous asset, but also a possible threat when denied access to labor markets, services and decision-making. Almost every second unemployed person is aged between 15 and 24.

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Where we work worldwide

Helvetas helps people in 30 different countries to actively improve their living conditions. Find out more about our work in each of these countries.

About the Helvetas in Eastern Europe

Helvetas Eastern Europe is part of a network of independent development organizations. With head offices in Switzerland, Germany and the USA, Helvetas is working in 29 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. We bring about real change in the lives of over three million disadvantaged people every year. We implement development projects in the areas of water and sanitation, agriculture and nutrition, education, economic development, democracy and peace, and climate and the environment. Helvetas also provides emergency response after disasters.