Sustainable and Inclusive Economies

Sustainable agriculture, food security, and development of market systems are core elements of Helvetas’ work

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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Making Markets and Jobs

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Our projects in Eastern Europe

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Kosovo Skills Development and Education

Jobs for Young People

Albania Governance, Peace & Migration

Building Confidence in Democracy

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Bosnia-Herzegovina Sustainable and Inclusive Economies

Making Markets and Jobs

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Albania, Serbia Governance, Peace & Migration

Social Sciences for a Better Society

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Macedonia Environment and Climate Change

Getting Biodiversity on the Agenda

Albania Sustainable and Inclusive Economies

Making Markets Work for the Youth

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Kosovo Skills Development and Education

Matching Skills with Demand in the Labor Market

Macedonia Skills Development and Education

Market-Oriented Education for a Prosperous Society

Kosovo Governance, Peace & Migration

Building a Democratic Kosovo

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Albania Governance, Peace & Migration

Strengthening Local Governance for Empowered Citizens