Social Reporting

SDC’s e+i Network and Face-to-Face Meetings

Members of the e+i network meet face-to-face (f2f) in a global meeting roughly every two years. For us, these f2f meetings are important moments for exchanging ideas and learning. At this year’s f2f the goal is to develop a joint understanding of three core topics and to identify opportunities to work together on concrete issues:

  • Fragile contexts: having a clearer picture of what  “fragile contexts” means for SDC and the work of all network members;
  • Systemic approaches: sharpen our understanding of systemic approaches, in particular how to reach scale, sustainability and impact, and exchange good practice;
  • Results measurement: exchange and deepen acquired knowledge and good practice regarding results measurement and define next steps.

About the e+i Network

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.

Priority Areas and Thematic Scope

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

 For more information, please visit our website.​