The backstopping mandate employment and income (e+i) provides thematic advice and supports knowledge management in the areas of private sector and financial sector development to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation's (SDC) e+i network.
Helvetas contributes to keeping SDC competent and informed about the current state of knowledge and experience in private sector development and financial sector development.
We also support the SDC's e+i focal point in promoting thematic and practical knowledge among the members and partners of the e+i network. Helvetas assists with the dissemination of innovation and experience of SDC projects and programs to a larger public. We support knowledge management and capacity development on the Market Systems Development approach, engagement with the private sector as well as monitoring and results measurement, amongst other topics.
This mandate is implemented by a group of Helvetas experts in collaboration with Agridea, the Microfinance Center of the Zurich University and independent experts.
This mandate focuses on the one hand on the transfer of knowledge on current topics and the exchange of good practices and solutions, for example in relation to youth employment, local economic development or women's financial inclusion. Newsletters, interactive online meetings, web-based discussions and physical events account for this. On the other hand, it supports the network members based with demand-oriented coaching. Additionally, it also supports the thematic management of the website and the organization of savings and credit fora.
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