The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).
Vocational skills development (VSD) is a cornerstone of Swiss development cooperation. Training bridges the world of education with the world of work: graduates increase their chances of finding decent employment and earning a better income. A skilled workforce raises the competitiveness of companies. As such, VSD has a direct bearing on poverty alleviation and on social and economic development.
In the Swiss Cooperation Strategy 2017 – 2020 for Kosovo it is mentioned that under the Economy and Employment (ENE) domain elements of the Swiss dual-track system will be piloted and integrated in socially-inclusive ways with the private sector, social enterprises and relevant government institutions such as the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MLSW).