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Disaster risk reduction

01.06.2014 - 31.12.2018

The effects of climate change and the impact of natural hazards keep affecting rural vulnerable livelihoods. The Bolivian Government prioritised food security to reduce extreme poverty through major increase of public investments in sectors of water resources (dam) & on rural development (irrigation system, soil conservation, and early warning system). The risk of failure of these infrastructures because of disasters is high for lack of integrated risk management and climate change adaptation (CCA). The SDC project intends to strengthen the resilience of the existing and future infrastructures in the sectors.

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Programa de Reduccion de Riesgo de Desastres -PRRD 4: Promoting culture of Resilience

18.03.2014 - 31.12.2018

Bolivia is one of the countries worldwide with highest risk from impact of climate change (CC). The latter affects the socio-economic development of the country and in particular rural vulnerable livelihoods. Disaster Risk Reduction is not properly developed in public policies although the Bolivian Government is keen to reduce the vulnerability. The SDC project intends to develop a lasting/sustainable culture of resilience among public sector with training of key agents of change and raising awareness among population.

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Technical training and Skills Development Project

01.01.2014 - 30.09.2018

There is a growing political and social awareness and recognition that technical training is key to poverty reduction in Bolivia. Since 2006, SDC is working in this area with important results in training quality, relevance and extension of coverage in rural areas. This phase aims at consolidating results in rural areas, expanding work in urban areas, supporting high quality training of trainers and supporting the Ministry of Education in the implementation of its public policy.

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Clean Air

01.01.2014 - 31.12.2018

The last phase of the project “Clean Air” helps to relieve the impacts of  the climate change and to improve quality of life of the Bolivian population. By measures in 12 big Bolivian cities, where 88% of the country‘s car pool is located, the annual CO2 emission will be reduced by an estimated 130.000 tons.

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Continuous innovation program (Ex PIC)

01.10.2013 - 30.09.2018

Over three decades, Switzerland has successfully supported Bolivian Agricultural Innovation, leading to considerable production increases. Since 2007, an SDC project promoted a bottom-up, demand based innovation model. With the creation of the National Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Innovation (INIAF) above project is to be phased out and the accent set on strengthening INIAF through a multi-donor effort with the World Bank. Over the next 4 years, 30’000 poor producers will increase their production and income.

Angewandte Forschung zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel

01.06.2013 - 30.06.2019

Bolivien ist von den negativen Auswirkungen des Klimawandels (KW) stark betroffen – insbesondere 500‘000 besonders anfällige in Armut lebende Familien in den Höhenlagen der Anden. Mit dem Projekt soll die Resilienz von armen Familien in den Anden verbessert werden. Mittels eines Wettbewerbs sollen in 4 Jahren rund 100 Forschungsprojekte der zwei bekanntesten Universitäten des Landes finanziert werden. Es geht dabei um angewandte Forschung zu Themen, die den konkreten Bedürfnissen der am stärksten vom KW betroffenen andinen Dorfgemeinschaften entsprechen.

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01.05.2013 - 31.03.2019

Due to an accelerated urbanization process, Bolivia is facing very strong environmental problems. Poor management of large amounts of sewage and garbage are affecting the health of the population in intermediary cities. In the next 4 years, solid waste management SWM and wastewater treatment WWT will be comprehensively addressed, providing adequate infrastructure, enhancing local capacities, and promoting civil society’s participation in 20 municipalities, reducing pollution and improving the health of 240.000 people.

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Access to justice

01.04.2013 - 28.09.2018

In its third phase the project for the empowerment of democratic institutions concentrates its work on the improvement of access to justice. The three components: implementation of legal arbitration boards, empowerment of public defence and the contribution to a constructive dialogue about judicial reforms enhances access to justice for vulnerable population groups and with it the claiming and enforcement of their rights.

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Rural Markets

01.03.2013 - 30.06.2018

In Bolivia, small-scale rural producers have limited access to rural markets and services. The project, to be carried out by Swisscontact and Profin (foundation for financial innovation) and other partners, aims to increase the income of 12,000 production units (at least 40% women) in the Western region by linking them to markets and services, taking advantage of favorable policies and public-private investments.

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ProCAP - Vocational Skills Development Program

01.11.2012 - 31.12.2015

Vocational skills development is key to poverty reduction in Bolivia. Since 2006, Switzerland is working in this area with important effects in training quality and amplification of coverage in rural areas. This credit is proposed to further broaden coverage (reaching marginal urban populations of 4’200 men and women) and foster sustainability by strengthening training for technical instructors (650 trained teachers with quality).

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Förderung von Innovation im Landwirtschaftssektor, PIC

01.11.2012 - 30.06.2014

In den ersten beiden Phasen des Projekts (2007 – 2012) ist es gelungen, Innovationen für die landwirtschaftliche Produktion zu entwickeln, die bei 15‘000 Familien zu Produktivitätssteigerungen geführt haben. Damit konnten die Ernährungssicherheit und die Einkommen verbessert werden. In einer 1-jähringen Zwischenfase wird die Entwicklung von Innovationen weiter ausgedehnt, eine 2-jährige Schlussphase ist geplant und die Unterstützung des nationalen Forschungsprogramms vorbereitet.

Rural microinsurance

01.11.2012 - 31.12.2019

Micro insurance is recognised as a useful tool for poverty reduction. However, costs for developing micro insurance products are too high for the private sector to assume them alone. SDC will share this risk with the PROFIN Foundation , who will validate the technical, legal and financial feasibility of commercialising agricultural micro insurances in Bolivia. With two pilots, this initiative will reach more than 1000 vulnerable men and women, who do not have access to adequate risk-management tools.

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