State and economic reforms

Economic development of the three countries requires the modernization of agriculture, the development of value added creative industry and the development of the tertiary sector. Focusing on agriculture and vocational training to promote sources of income, Switzerland intends to meet the expectations of a predominantly young population willing to work, if given the chance and means.

Medical personnel caring for newborns in a neonatal ward in Lithuania
SDC/Jolanta Normantienè

Poverty means more than having no income, food and education. Unfortunately, the majority of the poorest is also characterized by fear and helplessness, lack of security and rights, discrimination and arbitrary government. So efforts to promote rule of law, human rights and justice are crucial for sustainable poverty reduction and guaranteeing development.

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