SCBF | Swiss Capacity Building Facility

for Income and Employment Generation

Eligible Countries under the SCBF

Thematic Focus – Food Security

Projects targeting agricultural insurance, as well as other financial services that specifically benefit smallholder farmers, such as savings for investment in agricultural production, are global programmes that are available in all countries receiving Official Development Assistance (ODA) – the full list is available through this link.

Thematic Focus – Financial Inclusion of Marginalized Populations

The following countries are eligible for projects which facilitate access to financial products and services to marginalized segments of the population, notably low-income and female headed households, unemployed youth, smallholder farmers, and micro, small and medium enterprises, especially in rural regions. This includes upscaling of effective and responsible financial services and products as well as reinforcing financial literacy of clients and potential clients.

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Thematic Focus – Employment Generation

The SCBF is searching for projects that leverage financial inclusion to increase youth employment in Southern and Eastern Africa. The objective is for each project to create 8’000 sustainable jobs for young people (ages 15-30) through the expansion of client-centric financial and business advisory services. In addition to the eligible countries above, applicants may also apply for projects in Djibouti.

* Credit Suisse will not contribute any support, financial or in-kind, to capacity building projects that involve Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Sudan and/or Burma/Myanmar. Further countries may be added to the list as Credit Suisse’s trade and economic sanctions policy changes. Depending on the nationality and residence of Credit Suisse personnel engaged in the capacity building activities of the SCBF, further restrictions may apply.

* Zurich will not contribute any support, financial or in-kind, to capacity building projects that involve Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Sudan and/or Burma/Myanmar. Further countries may be added to the list as Zurich’s trade and economic sanctions policy changes. Depending on the nationality and residence of Zurich personnel engaged in the capacity building activities of the SCBF, further restrictions may apply.

Page updated 20.03.2019