Enhanced Skills for Sustainable and Reliable Employment (ENSSURE)

Planned project

500’000 unskilled youths enter the Nepali labour market yearly but remain un- or underemployed as the market cannot absorb them. ENSSURE aims at enhancing gainful wage and self-employment mainly for youth of disadvantaged groups through short-/medium-term training, apprenticeship and business skills development. It will work through close public-private partnerships at national and district level of the vocational training and expand service provision to sectors of high productivity and employment.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Employment & economic development
Employment creation
SME development
01.01.2020 - 31.12.2025
CHF  15’100’000
Area of responsibility


Switzerland's and the organisation's strategic priorities and their coherence


Results of the organisation's previous engagement


Results of Switzerland's engagement in previous phase


Medium-term outcome of organisation's current engagement


Effect in Switzerland


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign NGO
  • Other international or foreign NGO North

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    15’100’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    0
Switzerland's ranking in the DonorOrder




Coordination with other projects and actors


Project phases Phase 99 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2025   (Current phase) Phase 2 16.07.2021 - 15.07.2025   (Current phase) Phase 1 01.08.2014 - 15.07.2022   (Current phase)