SDC e+i Network

SDC e+i Network


10; ​The employment and income (e+i) network seeks to enhance the effectiveness of SDC’s contribution to the Millennium Development Goals through measures that create employment and income for the poor. The network provides a knowledge exchange platform for learning and support for all development professionals with links to the work of SDC in the area of employment and income.

The e+i network follows SDC’s overall strategic orientation for employment and income: (i) a systemic approach; (ii) pursue economic as well as social and ecological sustainability; (iii) work in multistakeholder set-ups: private sector as engine, state as regulator, facilitator, and civil society as advocate; (iv) focus on rural areas and link with urban dynamics.

10; Priority Areas and Thematic Scope

10; Private Sector Development (PSD)
  • Business Environment (local perspectives)
  • Local Economic Development
  • Value Chains Development
  • social aspects of work according to Decent Work agenda
10; Financial Sector Development (FSD)
  • Rural finance / microfinance / SME finance (including savings)
  • Insurance (micro, agriculture)
  • Outreach (“depth�?; “breadth�?)
  • Aid effectiveness (harmonisation)
  • Social performance standards
10; Vocational Skills Development (VSD)
  • Informal education
  • Partnerships with private sector and link to labour market
  • National qualification frames
  • Links to basic education
10; Public-Private Development Partnerships (PPDP)
  • As mode of collaboration
  • Focus on demand from operations
  • Dialogue platforms (multistakeholder private sector – government – civil society)

10; For more information, please visit our website.​