Economic Development and Employment

From Education to Employment program in Kragujevac
From Education to Employment program in Kragujevac ©SDC

What is the goal? Inclusive and sustainable economic development and increased quality employment for all

With whom we cooperate? Line ministries, public financial institutions, Serbian Chamber of Commerce, National Employment Service, regional development agencies, local self-governments, private sector, civil society organizations and international organizations

What shall be achieved? Improved capacities of national public financal institutions, strengthened public finance management, an enhanced business enabling environment and access to finance, promotion of local economic development, innovative and competitive entrepreneurship, sustainable and inclusive trade, market-oriented skills development,  creation of more and better jobs and greater employability of young people

Resources: EUR 45 million

Medical personnel caring for newborns in a neonatal ward in Lithuania
SDC/Jolanta Normantienè

Poverty means more than having no income, food and education. Unfortunately, the majority of the poorest is also characterized by fear and helplessness, lack of security and rights, discrimination and arbitrary government. So efforts to promote rule of law, human rights and justice are crucial for sustainable poverty reduction and guaranteeing development.

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