Impact of SEC

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

Promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)

Since 1979, the Senior Expert Contact (SEC) has carried out more than 3000 consulting 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).

Sustainable Impact

Substantial impact achieved simply. SEC assignments result in:

  • Improvements in product quality
  • More efficient work flows
  • Improved working conditions
  • Higher competitiveness in the local market
  • Employment creation
  • Poverty reduction

SEC Impact Study

Scribble video of an impact study conducted in August 2018 by a Swisscontact internal team. Interviews with proprietors and managers of 45 of the 138 SEC clients from 2013 – 2017 formed the largest part of the evaluation.


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Client Statements

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

Client Statements

Co-financing SEC assignments

Following open SEC assignments need further co-financing to be realised.

Open Assignments
Einsatzbeispiel Senior Expert Corps Schweiz