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Sustainable and Inclusive Economies

Sustainable agriculture, food security, and development of market systems are core elements of Helvetas’ work
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Inclusive and sustainable growth is crucial for enabling people to escape the vicious cycle of poverty. Every year, Helvetas supports up to 1,000,000 poor and disadvantaged people to sustainably produce more crops and to better market their products and services.

Why sustainable and inclusive economies matter

The conviction that economic growth inevitably reduces poverty and inequality has been proven wrong. Over the past decade, the world’s leadership acknowledged the need for more proactive approaches to ensure that growth benefits everyone.

After the world has experienced several crises in the recent years, we explore and use innovative approaches to boost sustainable and inclusive growth.

Our work

Helvetas empowers the poor and disadvantaged to improve their livelihoods and incomes. We promote and advocate for production and consumption systems that ensure food security and sustainable use of natural resources. We collaborate with the private sector to promote inclusive and sustainable market systems.

In the past five years, over 4,000,000 people have learned more efficient and sustainable production and marketing methods with the help of Helvetas.

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Our projects in Eastern Europe

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Kosovo, Eastern Europe Skills Development and Education

Jobs for Young People

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Albania, Eastern Europe Governance, Peace & Migration

Building Confidence in Local Government

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Bosnia-Herzegovina, Eastern Europe Sustainable and Inclusive Economies

Making Markets and Jobs

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Albania, Serbia, Eastern Europe Governance, Peace & Migration

Social Sciences for a Better Society

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North Macedonia, Eastern Europe Environment and Climate Change

Getting Biodiversity on the Agenda

Albania, Eastern Europe Sustainable and Inclusive Economies

Making Markets Work for the Youth

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Kosovo, Eastern Europe Skills Development and Education

Matching Skills with Demand in the Labor Market

North Macedonia, Eastern Europe Skills Development and Education

Market-Oriented Education for a Prosperous Society

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Kosovo, Eastern Europe Governance, Peace & Migration

Building a Democratic Kosovo

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Albania, Eastern Europe Governance, Peace & Migration

Strengthening Local Governance for Empowered Citizens

Bosnia-Herzegovina, Eastern Europe Skills Development and Education

Empowering Youth to Build a Better Future in Bosnia and Herzegovina