Impact of SEC

Through their consultancy assignments, our experts provide hands-on, cost-effective support towards sustainable development of companies and institutions. Today, more than 700 mainly retired technical experts, ranging from craftspersons to hotel managers to marketing specialists, provide their expertise and valuable professional experience.

Promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)

Since 1979, the SEC has carried out over 3,000 assignments, with experts having provided roughly 1,200,000 hours of voluntary work. This is equal to an estimated 45 million Swiss francs.

The SEC is a program of Swisscontact. Since 1993, the program has been supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Creating impact

SEC consultancies result in:

  • Improved product quality
  • More efficient workflows
  • Better working conditions
  • Higher competitiveness in local markets
  • Job creation
  • Lower poverty

SEC Impact Studies

The impact of SEC assignments is measured regularly and summarised in an impact study.
To the impact studies web page (in English)


Your Contribution

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Client Statements

Clients give their feedbacks on the positive impact of SEC assignments.

Client Statements


Learn more about our activities with assignment summaries (sorted by country).