About HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

HELVETAS is an international network of independent affiliate member organisations working in the field of development cooperation and emergency response. As a network, we promote the fundamental rights of individuals and groups and strengthen governments and other duty bearers in their service provision.

The HELVETAS network builds upon six decades of development experience. With 1400 collaborators, it is engaged in more than 30 countries. The affiliated members share a common vision and mission and subscribe to common working principles and policies. The members implement joint development programmes and adhere to a common strategy including defined working approaches and thematic areas of intervention.

Helvetas Bhutan

Swiss assistance to Bhutan dates back to the 1960s. Helvetas started its engagement in Bhutan in 1975.

In Bhutan, we focus our work on three working areas: Rural Economy, Governance and Peace, and Education and Skills Development. We aim at contributing towards bringing change at the impact and outcome levels in inclusive and accountable ways. Our programme focuses on working with disadvantaged communities and groups in improving their livelihood opportunities.

Our partners

We depend on our partners for the success of our programme. We work closely with the central and local governments, civil society organizations, and private sector agencies in the country.

Helvetas as an organisation

Schweiz Plakate
Our Vision is a world in which everyone lives in a self-determined way in dignity and safety.