Latin America Regional Report 2021

In 2021, Swisscontact Latin America continued to strengthen synergies with the private and public sectors with the aim of achieving more equal, inclusive and resilient societies that are able to meet the challenges and difficulties facing the region.


Saúl Díaz Ortiz, Regional Director Latin America

The year 2021 was marked by the beginning of economic recovery at a macro level. Our goal of creating jobs and increasing revenues was more relevant than ever.

Our impact

Swisscontact is implementing 35 projects in nine Latin American countries. This is our impact in figures in 2021:

people, of whom 53% are women, completed job skills development programmes, entrepreneurship- and labour market insertion programmes.
people, of whom 55% are women, found a job or have started or improved their own business.
farmers and SMEs had access to improved products and services and made CHF 6,729,260 in additional income.
In this section, we share highlights of our work in skills development, employment, gender, inclusive markets, environment, private sector support and sustainable agriculture.

Five years of positive results

Learn about Swisscontact Latin America's impact over the last five years.

Our work in Latin America

35 projects in nine countries in the region: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Chile and Bolivia.