Cáucaso meridional (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaiyán)

La cooperación suiza  a la transición en el Cáucaso meridional se centra en las necesidades y prioridades de los tres países asociados. Se centra en el desarrollo económico integrador y sostenible, unas instituciones democráticas eficaces así como la seguridad humana.

Mapa de la región del Cáucaso meridional

El Cáucaso meridional está marcado de diferentes conflictos y tensiones territoriales no resueltos. La región es como un corredor de transporte de los suministros de energía a Europa de considerable importancia geopolítica y estratégica, pero las tensiones en curso ponen en peligro la seguridad de las personas y constituyen un obstáculo para el desarrollo económico y social. Gracias a su larga experiencia en la región, Suiza es considerada como un socio de confianza para acompañar la transición política e económica de estas antiguas repúblicas soviéticas.

Suiza está comprometida con el fortalecimiento de la cooperación entre los países en las zonas menos sensibles políticamente de interés común, como el comercio de productos agrícolas y la adaptación al cambio climático.

Desarrollo económico integrador y sostenible

El desarrollo económico del sector agrícola es una prioridad en la región, para garantizar los ingresos de la población rural.

Las pequeñas explotaciones de subsistencia rurales se integran en las cadenas de valor agrícolas. Esto permite tanto a los agricultores como a las pequeñas y medianas empresas, a acceder a los mercados nacionales y regionales para vender sus productos y les proporciona acceso  a los servicios financieros (por ejemplo para contraer créditos), servicios de asesoramiento personalizado y formaciones profesionales para poner al día sus conocimientos.

Agricultura y seguridad alimentaria
La educación básica y la formación profesional

Desarrollo del sector privado y servicios financieros

Instituciones democráticas eficaces y seguridad humana

El buen funcionamiento de las instituciones democráticas, el cumplimiento de los derechos humanos y un medio ambiente seguro son condiciones indispensables para un desarrollo económico integrado y sostenible. Suiza se compromete a aumentar la eficacia de las instituciones gubernamentales. Se fortalece la capacidad de los gobiernos locales para poder ofrecer buenos servicios públicos y a nivel nacional en el manejo de las finanzas públicas. Suiza participa activamente  en los procesos de resolución de conflictos, promoviendo el diálogo entre las partes afectadas. Se implica finalmente en la gestión de los riesgos medioambientales, centrándose prioritariamente en el desarrollo sostenible de las regiones rurales y montañosas.

Reformas del Estado y de la economía
La fragilidad y la violencia obstaculizan la lucha contra la pobreza

Prevención de catástrofes, ayuda de emergencia reconstrucción y protección

Enfoque y socios

La participación de la COSUDE en el Cáucaso meridional se remonta a ayudar tras el devastador terremoto de 1988 en el norte de Armenia. En 1999, la Agencia Suiza para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación (COS
UDE) y la Secretaría de Estado de Economía (SECO) de una oficina de cooperación en la capital de Georgia, Tiflis. La ayuda humanitaria Suiza se ha retirado de la región en 2016, mientras que el compromiso con la cooperación al desarrollo y consolidación de la paz continúa. La estrategia de cooperación 2017-2020 se está aplicando en forma conjunta por la Agencia Suiza para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación (COSUDE), la División de Seguridad Humana (DSH) del DFAE y la Secretaría de Estado de Economía (SECO).

Principales contrapartes de Suiza en el Cáucaso meridional:

  • Contrapartes de desarrollo (GIZ, ADA)
  • Organizaciones no gubernamentales locales e internacionales
  • Organizaciones multilaterales, p. ej., PNUD, Banco Europeo de Inversiones (BEI), Instituciones de Bretton Woods
  • Organizaciones de la sociedad civil
  • Sector privado

Proyectos actuales

Objeto 1 – 12 de 14

Market Alliances for Rural Development

01.05.2022 - 30.04.2026

A majority of rural inhabitants in Georgia rely on incomes from agriculture and the use of natural resources. The project where Switzerland contributes will strengthen their access to markets (sale, inputs). It will enable rural producers to enhance the quality and scale of production, improve resilience to changing climate, and access domestic and export markets, which will contribute to raising incomes, increasing inclusion and the quality of the living environment in rural areas.


Improving National Animal Identificationand Traceability Systems (NAITS)

01.01.2022 - 31.12.2025

In Georgia, the livestock sector is dominated by small-scale subsistence farms, using common grazing and increasing the spread of diseases, which reduce productivity and farmers’ incomes. Switzerland has been supporting the authorities to introduce a digital system of animal identification and registration to improve health control since 2016. The system is operational, but further support is needed to ensure that it is effectively used and contributes to increasing competitiveness and farmers’ incomes.


Enhanced resilience of viticulture in Abkhazia

01.12.2021 - 30.11.2026

A vast area in Abkhazia was contaminated by the explosion of an ammunition warehouse in 2017. Clearance efforts supported by international experts are about to be completed, enabling the restoration of the land for agricultural purposes. Endemic grape varieties will be reintroduced fostering biodiversity and resistance to disease. Growers’ resilience to climatic and economic shocks will be enhanced by setting a sector association and training in advanced agricultural practices.


Regional Arts and Culture Project in the South Caucasus

15.11.2021 - 31.10.2025

By supporting documentary films, documentary theatre and photography as powerful tools of contemporary art, the project will challenge social stigma, promote inclusion and human rights through empowering the civil society, nurturing intercultural dialogue and regional cooperation in the South Caucasus.


Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus

01.08.2021 - 31.07.2024

In 2017, Switzerland embarked on a multi-donor project which laid a solid foundation for women’s economic empowerment in the South Caucasus, yet, further support is needed to fulfil women’s rights, which remain constrained by structural and cultural barriers. The Swiss-funded contribution will support capacity-building and provide technical assistance at institutions and policy level and, combined with activities at grassroots level, benefit at least 1’850 vulnerable women in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia


Living Landscapes for Market Development in Armenia

15.04.2021 - 31.05.2025

Mountain ecosystems in Armenia are an important productive asset for rural communities, but they are rapidly deteriorating due to inappropriate exploitation and management. Within a region-wide project that preserves the natural basis of life through more sustainable use of resources, the Swiss contribution will introduce in Armenia economic incentives for the conservation of natural resources, while creating additional income. This will reduce rural poverty and support the implementation of Armenian policies and international commitments.


Strengthening the Anti-Corruption Committee of Armenia

01.12.2020 - 30.11.2022

In partnership with the OSCE, Switzerland supports the Armenian Government in establishing a new Anti-Corruption Committee (ACC). This specialized body will be key in investigating and combatting corruption crimes. Through capacity-building activities and policy support, the ACC will be in a position to contribute to curb corruption, strengthen the Anti-Corruption system and the rule-of-law in the context of the Government’s Anti-Corruption Strategy 2019.


Supporting Small-scale Dairy Production

01.10.2020 - 30.09.2024

This contribution aims at improving economic empowerment and resilience of women dairy producers in Abkhazia and Samegrelo. The protracted conflict in Abkhazia impedes socio-economic development, leading to high poverty and vulnerability to external shocks, as COVID-19. Women are particularly vulnerable, as they are also victims of gender-based discrimination and domestic violence. Farmer Field Schools will empower women by enhancing their technical and leadership skills.


Strengthening Livelihoods and Social Inclusion in Georgia's Forest Sector Reform

01.07.2020 - 30.06.2025

As part of a comprehensive forest sector reform, the proposed project contribution aims at diversifying livelihood opportunities of target forest dependent communities and at strengthening the local capacities in forest management in a sustainable manner. This is particularly relevant since up to 90% of Georgia’s rural households rely on forests for energy and other purposes, leading to progressive forest degradation. The COVID-19 crisis further aggravates economic hardship of the most vulnerable groups among them.


Rural Small and Medium Enterprises Development in Georgia

01.07.2020 - 31.12.2024

Georgia’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are poorly performing in terms of productivity and job creation. The project aims at enhancing accessibility for rural business support services and affordable financing, which are the major causes of underperformance. With improved capacities and competitiveness, rural SMEs will increase productivity, diversify markets, be resilient to external shocks (such as COVID-19 crisis) and create jobs and income opportunities for rural women and men.


Improvement of the local self-governance system Armenia

01.07.2019 - 30.06.2023

Switzerland continues to support the national reform on territorial consolidation and decentralization which has been strongly confirmed by the new Government. On one hand, necessary framework conditions will be developed to finalize the amalgamation process. On the other hand, the municipalities will be capacitated to provide efficient and quality administrative services to their citizens and to incentivize local development. Citizen participation will be emphasized to render local authorities more accountable and local development more inclusive.


Improving farm productivity in Georgia through dual vocational education and training

01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022

Agriculture is Georgia's most important sector. However, farming remains uncompetitive as farmers' skills are out of step with the job market and technological developments. Switzerland is continuing to support vocational education and training to improve productivity, farm income and the employment situation for students of agriculture.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
Georgia
Formación profesional
Agricultura y seguridad alimentaria
Empleo y desarrollo económico
Formación profesional
Servicios agrícolos & mercado
Desarrollo rural

01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022


CHF  7’303’140


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