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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

Projects sponsored by BMZ:

Formal Education for Urban Youth

Uganda | 2018 – 2023 | Budget: € 2,827,573
Institutional donors: BMZ

The Cycle of Water and Wealth

Nepal | 2018 – 2022 | Budget: € 2,552,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

An App For Nutrition Tips

Zimbabwe | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 1,919,827
Institutional donors: BMZ,CTDO

Making Land Ownership Official

India | 2018 – 2022 | Budget: € 1,851,619
Institutional donors: BMZ

Social Support for Refugees and Host Communities

Turkey | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: € 2,637,222
Institutional donors: BMZ

A Loud and Clear Demand for the Right to Food

Sierra Leone | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: € 854,110
Institutional donors: BMZ

Milk as a Boost for the Local Economy

Kenya | 2018 – 2023 | Budget: € 1,752,905
Institutional donors: BMZ

Pastoralists Defy Extreme Weather

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

Preserving the environment to alleviate poverty

Haiti | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 1,389,641
Institutional donors: BMZ

More than Pumps and Wells

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

Defuse resource conflicts

Lebanon | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: € 4,322,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Poultry farming ensures food and income

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

Restructuring After the Civil War

Somaliland | 2019 – 2024 | Budget: € 5,000,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Rebuilding Agricultural Systems

Iraq | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 4,500,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Increasing Biodiversity, Nutrition and Hygiene Boosts Food and Nutritional Security

Burkina Faso | 2019 – 2025 | Budget: € 1,222,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change

Pakistan | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: € 1,473,296
Institutional donors: BMZ

Food Security – A Multinational Approach

Afghanistan | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: € 3,027,100
Institutional donors: BMZ

The Complete Package For A New Start In Agriculture

Somalia | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 1,000,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

General Rebuilding After Flight, Crises, and Displacement

Sudan | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 4,000,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Careful Management Despite High Population Density

Ethiopia | 2018 – 2022 | Budget: € 2,903,386
Institutional donors: Amhara Government,BMZ

Getting Ready for Returnees

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 4,433,169
Institutional donors: BMZ

How Access to Water and Resources Works

India | 2019 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,050,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

A Mobile Vocational School That Comes to the People

Tajikistan | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 827,355
Institutional donors: BMZ

Womenpower In Remote Villages

Tajikistan | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 728,452
Institutional donors: BMZ,HELVETAS

Defying Droughts

Ethiopia | 2016 – 2022 | Budget: € 3,241,554
Institutional donors: BMZ

Defending the rights to land

Bolivia | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: € 458,700
Institutional donors: BMZ

Ready For The Job Market

Kenya | 2019 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,801,552
Institutional donors: BMZ

Dietary Abundance and Diversity

Ethiopia | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 1,700,000
Institutional donors: Amhara Government,BMZ

Nutrition-Smart Villages: Good Advice, Better Nutrition

Nepal | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 680,456
Institutional donors: BMZ

The Democratic Fight for the Right to Food

Nepal | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 1,339,429
Institutional donors: BMZ

The Green Economy Is Here

Nepal | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 937,866
Institutional donors: BMZ

Turbocharged Training for Good Nutrition

Nepal | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,333,333
Institutional donors: BMZ

Seven Villages Flourish

Malawi | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: € 1,919,123
Institutional donors: BMZ

A Green Education at a Green College

Uganda | 2018 – 2022 | Budget: € 2,620,936
Institutional donors: BMZ

Four in One: Agriculture, Hygiene, Education, and Conflict Resolution

Sudan | 2020 – 2024 | Budget: € 3,500,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Retaking the Egg Market

Liberia | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 1,452,241
Institutional donors: BMZ

Nutrition and Hygiene for Remote Villages

Myanmar | 2020 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,512,500
Institutional donors: BMZ

Returning Home: Farming Anew

Somaliland | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 3,000,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

The Herding Life 2.0

Somalia | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 3,000,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Rubber Production for Tomorrow

Cambodia | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: € 372,429
Institutional donors: BMZ

Hope for a New Start

Central African Republic | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 2,775,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Calling for and Fulfilling the Human Right to Food

Burkina Faso | 2020 – 2024 | Budget: € 828,014
Institutional donors: BMZ

Living With Extreme Weather

Pakistan | 2020 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,843,007
Institutional donors: BMZ

Resolving Resource Conflicts

Mali | 2020 – 2024 | Budget: € 4,030,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Creating Income Through the Green Sector

India | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 748,336
Institutional donors: BMZ

Claiming Land Rights for Minorities

Cambodia | 2020 – 2024 | Budget: € 560,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Making Best Use of Valuable Rainwater

Burundi | 2020 – 2024 | Budget: € 667,450
Institutional donors: BMZ

Calling for and Fulfilling the Human Right to Food

Kenya | 2020 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,209,137
Institutional donors: BMZ

Opening Up the Job Market to Young People

Kenya | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 805,309
Institutional donors: BMZ

Pursuing Better Nutrition for Mothers and Children

Pakistan | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,500,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Silk Farming Skills

Afghanistan | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 976,086
Institutional donors: BMZ

Communication, Not Conflict: Refugees and Local Residents

Bangladesh | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 1,500,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Getting a Grip on High Rates of Youth Unemployment

Malawi | 2019 – 2023 | Budget: € 874,456
Institutional donors: BMZ

Fostering and Formalising Adult Education

Sierra Leone | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 1,017,951
Institutional donors: BMZ

Professional Qualifications for Young People

Uganda | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 837,440
Institutional donors: BMZ

Calling for and Fulfilling the Human Right to Food

India | 2020 – 2024 | Budget: € 916,241
Institutional donors: BMZ

Better Harvests Despite Droughts and Lack of Resources

Kenya | 2020 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,500,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Calling for and Fulfilling the Human Right to Food

Malawi | 2020 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,241,843
Institutional donors: BMZ

Essential Nutrients for Mothers and Babies

Tajikistan | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,000,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change

Burkina Faso | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,361,580
Institutional donors: BMZ

Developing an Infrastructure for Waste Disposal and Recycling

Liberia | 2020 – 2022 | Budget: € 1,027,361
Institutional donors: BMZ

Duck Eggs Instead of Rice Monoculture

Bangladesh | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 981,969
Institutional donors: BMZ

A Fateful Investment

Sierra Leone | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 1,500,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Saving the Forest Using Electricity

Tajikistan | 2021 – 2023 | Budget: € 845,991
Institutional donors: BMZ

Turning Trash Into Money

Sierra Leone | 2021 – 2023 | Budget: € 1,424,693
Institutional donors: BMZ

Nutrition-Smart Villages: Good Advice, Better Nutrition

India | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 2,025,200
Institutional donors: BMZ

Creating Incomes, Resolving Conflicts

Iraq | 2021 – 2025 | Budget: € 4,375,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Stabilising Refugees Livelihoods Through Access to Land

Mali | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: € 4,224,845
Institutional donors: BMZ

Sustainable Waste Management

Madagascar | 2021 – 2023 | Budget: € 1,540,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Digital Skills to Revolutionise the Landscape

Zimbabwe | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 394,343
Institutional donors: BMZ

Schools as Motivators

Somalia | 2021 – 2023 | Budget: € 394,986
Institutional donors: BMZ

Back to the Future: Reinventing Organic Farming

India | 2020 – 2025 | Budget: € 1,455,980
Institutional donors: BMZ

Supporting Refugees and Providing Relief to Host Communities

Uganda | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 2,000,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Re-examining Traditional Inheritance Laws

Burundi | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 468,750
Institutional donors: BMZ

Lobbying for Land Rights

Burkina Faso | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 436,097
Institutional donors: BMZ

Land for Life: Lobbying for Land Rights and Reforms

Ethiopia | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 476,711
Institutional donors: BMZ

Land for Life: Lobbying for Land Rights and Reforms

Liberia | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 421,813
Institutional donors: BMZ

Land for Life: Lobbying for Land Rights and Reforms

Sierra Leone | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 645,607
Institutional donors: BMZ

Hygiene, Nutrition, and Agriculture: Village Committees Share Knowledge

Myanmar | 2021 – 2025 | Budget: € 2,000,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Putting an End to Land Grabs: Better Protection for Land Ownership

Cambodia | 2022 – 2025 | Budget: € 533,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Strengthening Social Cohesion Between Refugees and Host Communities

Burkina Faso | 2021 – 2025 | Budget: € 3,500,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Building Peace Despite Scarce Resources

Sudan | 2021 – 2025 | Budget: € 4,000,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Joining forces for healthy and sustainable food for all

Peru | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,500,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Protecting and Empowering Women

Uganda | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,684,150
Institutional donors: BMZ

Maintaining Livelihoods by Protecting Livestock

Ethiopia | 2021 – 2026 | Budget: € 1,627,330
Institutional donors: BMZ

Pursuing Climate-Smart Agriculture

Somaliland | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 3,337,430
Institutional donors: BMZ

Making Peace When Resources Grow Scarce

Niger | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 3,550,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Protecting Forests to Stop Desertification

Ethiopia | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,295,878
Institutional donors: BMZ

Nutrition-Smart Villages: Good Advice, Better Nutrition

Bangladesh | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 561,460
Institutional donors: BMZ

Fighting Hunger by App

Bangladesh | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 20,083
Institutional donors: BMZ

Fighting Hunger by App

India | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 260,334
Institutional donors: BMZ

Digital Skills to Revolutionise the Landscape

Malawi | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 462,255
Institutional donors: BMZ

Fighting Hunger by App

Nepal | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 30,894
Institutional donors: BMZ

Digital Skills to Revolutionise the Landscape

Uganda | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 366,073
Institutional donors: BMZ

A DIY Water Supply

India | 2021 – 2025 | Budget: € 1,048,842
Institutional donors: BMZ

DIY Water Pump Repairs—A Success

Zimbabwe | 2021 – 2025 | Budget: € 1,107,172
Institutional donors: BMZ

Nutrition and Safe Water Should Not Be Luxuries

Kenya | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,500,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Prospering Despite Droughts

Kenya | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,800,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Expertise, Management, and Communication Skills for Local Organisations

Malawi | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,735,414
Institutional donors: BMZ

More Opportunities for Unemployed Youth

Pakistan | 2021 – 2025 | Budget: € 1,797,479
Institutional donors: BMZ

Enshrining the Right to Adequate Nutrition

India | 2021 – 2025 | Budget: € 1,200,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Selling Rice, Honey, Fish, and Chicken Professionally

Central African Republic | 2022 – 2024 | Budget: € 300,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Making Sustainable Use of Madagascar's Resources

Madagascar | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: € 2,036,366
Institutional donors: BMZ

Weathering the Coronavirus Crisis Through Seeds, Knowledge, and Loans

Bangladesh | 2021 – 2023 | Budget: € 498,733
Institutional donors: BMZ

Solar Power to Support Green Agriculture

Kenya | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,600,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Dietary Diversity Through Fish and Meat

Sierra Leone | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,000,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Green Professions to Improve Land and Forest Use

Burundi | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,800,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Biodiversity, Soil Protection, and New Seeds

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2022 – 2025 | Budget: € 636,406
Institutional donors: BMZ

Identifying Malnutrition and Changing Dietary Habits

Nepal | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,333,333
Institutional donors: BMZ

Towards a Safe and Secure Water Supply

Uganda | 2022 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,500,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

Hope From Chickens

Afghanistan | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 7,000,000
Institutional donors: BMZ

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