The Liechtenstein Development Service (LED) makes every effort to ensure that its actions are effective and efficient. In order to achieve this, it continuously develops its methodological and professional expertise further. One illustration of this ongoing expertise gain besides a more intensive dialogue with the project partners at a professional level is also the development of sector strategies.


These sector strategies serve several purposes:

  • They provide guidance for the LED
  • They inform the public about our core topics and approaches within the sectors
  • They also ensure transparency for our partner organisations.

Rural development – food security

The topic of rural development with a focus on food security is an important LED sector area, particularly in the African key countries.


All of the projects in this area supported by the LED contribute to sustainable rural development and are based on approaches to improving the food security of the target population - with the long-term goal of healthy people who live in an intact environment.


Strategy paper «Food security»

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For all «Rural development - food security» related matters, please contact:


Cheikh Mbacke Gueye

T +423 222 09 76


Patrik Aus der Au

T +423 222 09 78

Intercultural bilingual education (IBE)

The LED supports intercultural bilingual education projects in order to improve the basic conditions and opportunities of indigenous children and young adults, for example through the development of teaching material that has been adapted to their specific culture, teacher training or involvement of the parents in education projects. The strategy mainly applies to projects in Latin America.


Strategy paper «Intercultural bilingual education»

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For all «Intercultural bilingual education» related matters, please contact:


Julia Heeb

T +423 222 09 77

Vocational skills

The LED is involved in projects in the area of vocational skills training. The aim of the projects is to give disadvantaged young people access to education and vocational skills training. Currently, projects in the area of vocational skills training are realised in the Republic of Moldova. A number of projects in the portfolios in West Africa, southern Africa and Latin America feature vocational skills training components.


Along with the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (DEZA), the LED is a member of the Donor Committee for Dual Vocational Education and Training (DC dVET).


For «Vocational skills» related matters, please contact:


Miriam Speh

T +423 222 09 72

Cross-cutting issues

When assessing projects as well as the potential collaboration with other organisations, the LED particularly focuses on the following cross-cutting issues:


  • Human rights
  • Gender equality
  • Social justice
  • Ecological sustainability