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Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

The ministry promotes projects by development organisations abroad and formulates long-term strategies for cooperation.

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has head offices in Bonn (66 percent) and Berlin (34 percent). Also, some of its staff regularly leave the ministry for several years to work in development around the world. The ministry was founded in November 1961. The ministry promotes projects by development organisations abroad and formulates long-term strategies for cooperation.

The BMZ promotes various Welthungerhilfe projects in the areas of emergency assistance, sustainable development cooperation through partner organisations, political information campaigns, and education.

German development cooperation involves supporting activities initiated by non-governmental organisations and carried out in cooperation countries. For example, these organisations include churches, political foundations and many other non-governmental organisations, including Welthungerhilfe. This form of German development cooperation is subsidised by the BMZ with 75% of the total project costs. For selected countries that had to cope with a particularly severe humanitarian crisis in the previous year, the BMZ is financing 100% of a project proposed by an NGO, as part of emergency and transitional aid. The responsibility for carrying out projects remains with non-state executing organisations. Despite receiving state grants, they retain full independence. On behalf of the BMZ, the advice centre for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in the field of development cooperation (bengo) within the Engagement Global gGmbH supports and advises NGOs on the application for funding from private providers. Visit website

Selected projects - BMZ

Making Minorities Aware of Their Rights

Cambodia | 2016 – 2020 | Budget: 692,476 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

We Stand with You: Organisations Fighting for Land Rights

Cambodia | 2017 – 2021 | Budget: 500,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Breaking the Vicious Circle of Slash-and-Burn

Madagascar | 2016 – 2020 | Budget: 2,233,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Young Families Try out Permaculture

Malawi | 2016 – 2021 | Budget: 2,826,767 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

The New Waste Collection Service Promotes Hygiene, Health and Jobs

Madagascar | 2018 – 2020 | Budget: 1,409,615 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Exploiting Forests Without Destroying Them

Malawi | 2018 – 2020 | Budget: 1,200,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Making Sustainable Use of Madagascar's Resources

Madagascar | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: 1,829,737 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Step Up! A New Start for Refugees

Uganda | 2018 – 2021 | Budget: 2,357,302 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Giving Farmers back Control over Resources

Myanmar | 2017 – 2022 | Budget: 2,201,509 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Protection of the tropical forest and biodiversity in Cambodia

Cambodia | 2018 – 2022 | Budget: 466,667 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Good Advice, Better Nutrition

Bangladesh | 2018 – 2020 | Budget: 683,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Bringing Healthier Nutrition to the Cities

India | 2016 – 2020 | Budget: 1,289,552 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Making Land Ownership Official

India | 2018 – 2022 | Budget: 1,551,620 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Sustainable cultivation, more harvests

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2018 – 2021 | Budget: 2,000,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Opportunities in the Urban Labour Market

Afghanistan | 2017 – 2020 | Budget: 2,026,630 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Making More Efficient Use of Scarce Resources

Tajikistan | 2017 – 2020 | Budget: 1,245,201 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Water Supply for Refugees and Local Residents

Lebanon | 2016 – 2020 | Budget: 2,439,500 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Food Security vs. Poppy Production

Afghanistan | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: 2,000,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Small-scale Farmers Protect Themselves from Extreme Weather

Somaliland | 2018 – 2021 | Budget: 3,000,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Agriculture, Nutrition, Hygiene: Combining Measures

India | 2017 – 2021 | Budget: 1,669,169 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Schools as Customers of Local Farms

Burundi | 2018 – 2021 | Budget: 2,531,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Adapting Life to Climate Change

| 2018 – 2022 | Budget: 3,084,100 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Got Milk? Livestock Owners Begin Supplying the Market

Kenya | 2016 – 2020 | Budget: 2,016,089 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Pastoralists, Masters of Resilience: Adapting to Climate Change

Kenya | 2017 – 2020 | Budget: 3,124,456 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Milk as a Boost for the Local Economy

Kenya | 2018 – 2023 | Budget: 1,642,905 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Pastoralists Defy Extreme Weather

| 2017 – 2022 | Budget: 675,667 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Support for Host Communities

Sudan | 2017 – 2020 | Budget: 2,209,156 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Establishing and Networking Farmers' and Shepherds' Associations

Sudan | 2018 – 2021 | Budget: 1,734,814 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Water supply: More than Pumps and Wells

Malawi | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: 1,350,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Food Security 3.0

Peru | 2018 – 2021 | Budget: 466,666 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Defuse resource conflicts

Lebanon | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: 2,500,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

The Manioc as Saviour

Burkina Faso | 2016 – 2021 | Budget: 2,643,119 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Poultry farming ensures food and income

Burkina Faso | 2017 – 2022 | Budget: 2,149,318 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Vocational school for agriculture gives hope

Central African Republic | 2018 – 2021 | Budget: 2,500,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Reviving a Devastated Agricultural Sector

Central African Republic | 2018 – 2021 | Budget: 3,000,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Market Access and Fair Prices for Small Farmers

Kenya | 2019 – 2021 | Budget: 2,623,598 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Peaceful Coexistence With Internally Displaced People

Pakistan | 2017 – 2020 | Budget: 1,802,136 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Careful Management Despite High Population Density

Ethiopia | 2018 – 2021 | Budget: 2,300,790 €
Institutional donors: Amhara Government,BMZ

Local Organisations Get a Second Wind

Afghanistan | 2017 – 2020 | Budget: 1,655,089 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Image Campaign for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)

Afghanistan | 2018 – 2021 | Budget: 1,000,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Digital Innovations Against Hunger

Malawi | 2018 – 2021 | Budget: 206,296 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Reducing risk: Several pillars for small farmers

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2015 – 2020 | Budget: 3,396,067 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Reconstruction and jobs for peace

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2015 – 2020 | Budget: 264,507 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Defying Droughts

Ethiopia | 2016 – 2021 | Budget: 3,111,111 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Coffee Cultivation, Not Exploitation: Diversification

Ethiopia | 2017 – 2020 | Budget: 1,600,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Global Program to increase the Resilience of Agropastoralists in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia

Ethiopia | 2017 – 2020 | Budget: 1,480,967 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Helping Returnees to a Devastated Region Make a New Start

Iraq | 2017 – 2020 | Budget: 3,214,012 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Biodiversity and Climate Change

Uganda | 2015 – 2020 | Budget: 7,128,301 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

A Green Education at a Green College

Uganda | 2018 – 2021 | Budget: 2,153,780 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Protection and Protectors of the Environment

Haiti | 2014 – 2020 | Budget: 4,747,856 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Fighting Droughts: Storing and Using Water

Haiti | 2017 – 2022 | Budget: 1,812,152 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Civil Society Academies: Gaining a Voice and a Vote

Cambodia | 2016 – 2020 | Budget: 1,615,900 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Education and Advice Improve Nutrition

India | 2018 – 2020 | Budget: 969,623 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

The Power of Weather Forecasting

Liberia | 2017 – 2020 | Budget: 1,016,626 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Villagers and authorities working together

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2016 – 2020 | Budget: 3,734,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

Last Update 24.01.2020

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