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Asia Corporate Governance Programme

01.01.2013 - 30.06.2018

The regional programme aims to improve corporate governance policies and practices in selected countries in Asia.

By promoting good corporate governance, the program will help firms improve their operational efficiency, access to finance and overall sustainability of the financial and economic development can be improved.

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Investment Policy Capacity Building for Sustainable Development

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2016

The purpose of this programme is to support developing and transition countries in the negotiation of International Investment Agreements that contribute to sustainable development and to better manage Investor-State Dispute Settlement cases. The programme is implemented by UNCTAD.

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Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises SCORE, Phase II

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2018

SCORE is a practical modular training and workplace improvement programme to increase the productivity of SMEs while promoting cleaner production and respect for workers? rights. SCORE demonstrates best international practice in manufacturing and service sectors and helps SMEs to participate in global supply chains.

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Better Work Phase II

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2018

Better Work, a partnership of the International Labour Organization and the International Finance Corporation, improves compliance with core international labour standards in the textile industry. Better Work is relevant to the partner countries of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO in Asia and demonstrates that jobs with higher compliance to labour standards do more for development.

The main goal is to help exporting garment factories in developing countries to comply with the requirements of the international buyers and to improve labour standards in the global supply chain. It does this by promoting compliance with international labour standards and national law in global supply chains as a basis for building socially responsible export strategies enhancing enterprise-level economic and social performance.

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National Quality System, Phase II

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2018

The program aims at improving the capacity of conformity assessment institutions to enable them to provide world class services in the area of standardization, testing, certification and inspection for key export value chains (fruit/vegetables, cocoa, fish products, wood). These value chains will act as drivers for an improved national quality system and have an important poverty reduction potential. Apart from "traditional" quality and health safety standards, the program will also support the uptake and implementation of private voluntary standards by producers.

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Khujand Water Rehabilitation Project Phase III

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2020

EBRD and SECO started cooperation on water supply projects in Tajikistan in 2004 with the Khujand Water Supply Project. Due to promising results achieved in phases I and II of this project, the same design shall now be extended to the wastewater sector in this third project phase.

Local Economic Development, Phase I

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2023

SECO is supporting a local economic development programme in selected municipalities in South Africa located in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province.

Improving Healthcare Hazardous Waste Management in Dakhaleya Governorate, Egypt

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2022

The Healthcare Hazardous Waste Management Project will realize one important aspect of the Egyptian National Strategy for Hazardous Medical Waste Management: the establishment of centralized incineration facilities including the required capacity building and training. The experience made with the project shall be fed back into the future discussion to revise and upgrade the strategy and into a policy dialog to improve health care waste management in Egypt.

North Tajik II Water Supply Project

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2021

Urban water supply in Tajikistan is in bad condition due to the lack of maintenance since the break-up of the Soviet Union. This project aims at improving the water supply in four cities in the North of Tajikistan through the combination of three components: physical investments, corporate development and consumer participation.

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Environmental and social financial standards in Asia

01.12.2012 - 31.12.2018

Developing the human resources of financial institutions in order to create sound, efficient, and responsive financial institutions that are environmentally and socially sustainable can help achieve substantial business benefits.

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Education for Employment program

01.12.2012 - 30.06.2017

The E4E program is to provide Arab Youth in the client countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) with skills that are relevant to the marketplace, so that Arab Youth can earn a better future. The program is implemented by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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