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About Us

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RECONOMY is an inclusive and green economic development program of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), implemented by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation in the Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkan countries.

The program pays particular attention to leveraging existing knowledge and practices and stimulating learning and sharing across countries through different stakeholders, such as governments, nonprofits, and businesses. While doing so, we focus on common problems countries face and common actors that can take up and facilitate improvements in the different systems.

We recognize that people do not live in regions, but in countries, and therefore RECONOMY looks into the local-regional dynamics and nexus. Development efforts without a place-sensitive perspective often fail because places differ from each other and territorial context matters.

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RECONOMY is implemented in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine) and the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia).

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