The Swiss funded Increasing Market Employability Programme supports job creation and
increased incomes in the Sustainable Agriculture, Adventure Travel and the ICT sector.


The Increasing Market Employability Programme (IME) is aimed at strengthening the business sector in the Republic of North Macedonia. Our mission is to create an enabling environment for our identified high-growth target sectors: Sustainable Agriculture, Adventure Travel and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). We aim to expand markets and boost competitiveness amongst domestic players in these sectors, to catalyse an overall improvement in the quality of products and services, and create sustainable jobs for high-skilled labour force in North Macedonia, especially women and youth.

The overall lifespan of the Increasing Market Employability project in North Macedonia is 11 years, with a total budget of 15.5 million CHF funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.  IME’s current phase, with a budget of 6.2 million CHF and duration of five years  is implemented by the Palladium. The work we do under IME is aligned with the strategic goals of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy for  Macedonia 2017-2020


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