About us


Skat Consulting Ltd. is an independent Swiss consulting company and resource centre working in the fields of development cooperation and humanitarian aid.

Since our establishment in 1978, we have provided technical expertise and governance support, as well as training, mentoring and project management services.

We apply our expertise in an integrated manner that puts people first to achieving lasting positive impacts on livelihoods and quality of life.

Planning, design and implementation of projects and services is done through participation and collaboration that focuses on building trust and tackling injustice.

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is of a world where current and future generations have the means to fulfill their basic human needs and human rights.

Skat is committed to the reduction of poverty through the promotion of sustainable livelihoods and the improvement of the living conditions of disadvantaged and marginalised people. We apply our expertise in development cooperation in an integrated manner, taking into account technical, social and economic issues.

Planning, design and implementation of projects are undertaken through participatory approaches that take perceptions of all stakeholders into account in order to foster sustainability and accountability for better and long-lasting impacts.

Our principles

Five principles underpin our work:

  1. poverty reduction: embracing international development targets to combat poverty.
  2. good governance: enabling the effective delivery of public goods and services in line with limited available resources and capacities.
  3. capacity building: augmenting the capacity and capability of local organisations to deliver identified development outputs.
  4. participatory approaches: working with project partners, local governments and communities.
  5. high quality services: providing high quality services and continuously looking for ways to improve these

Executive Management

Juerg Christen, Managing Director

Management Board

Karl Wehrle, Skat Consulting, St.Gallen, (President)

Esther Oettli, Beringen (Vice President)

Walter Kraehenbuehl, Weinfelden

Juerg Christen, Skat Consulting, St.Gallen

Roger Schmid, Skat Consulting, St.Gallen

Urs Egger, St.Gallen