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GIZ: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

The GIZ was founded in 2011, after merging the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), the Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH (InWEnt) and Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED).

Its head offices are in Bonn and Eschborn. It also has 90 locations around the world. It is an established executing organisation for the development service and it sends over 600 development assistants abroad.

The GIZ is first and foremost a worldwide service provider for the German government, helping it to achieve its goals in international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ staff have been working for over 50 years in various countries, in the fields of building economies and employment, environmental and energy management, and promoting peace and security. The GIZ's main client is the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

This non-profit company is not just a service provider for the German federal government, but also for European Union institutions, the United Nations, private enterprises and governments of other countries. The GIZ cooperates with companies, civil society actors, and scientific institutions. In this way, it brings together development policy actors with various areas of policy and action. Visit website

Selected projects - GIZ

Scaling Innovations in Rice and Potato Production

Mali | 2019 – 2022 | Budget: € 800,134
Institutional donors: GIZ

Providing Specific Knowledge for Healthier Nutrition

India | 2019 – 2021 | Budget: € 718,904
Institutional donors: GIZ

Strengthening and Professionalising the Green Sector

India | 2019 – 2021 | Budget: € 1,100,000
Institutional donors: GIZ

Commercialising Sweet Potato Farming

Kenya | 2019 – 2021 | Budget: € 748,613
Institutional donors: GIZ

Youth Employment Fosters Stability

Mali | 2019 – 2021 | Budget: € 3,043,710
Institutional donors: GIZ

Tiny Worms Save the Soil

Kenya | 2020 – 2021 | Budget: € 779,000
Institutional donors: GIZ

Creating a Win–Win Situation in Forestry

Afghanistan | 2020 – 2022 | Budget: € 745,236
Institutional donors: GIZ

Deeper Ponds Do Not Dry Out

Mali | 2020 – 2022 | Budget: € 1,085,688
Institutional donors: GIZ

Cash for Work as a Catalyst for the Economy

Iraq | 2020 – 2021 | Budget: € 1,777,367
Institutional donors: GIZ

Replacing Diesel With the Sun: Drawing Drinking Water Using Solar Power

Ethiopia | 2020 – 2021 | Budget: € 251,950
Institutional donors: GIZ

The Basics: Healthy Food, Clean Water, and Good Hygiene

Mali | 2020 – 2022 | Budget: € 1,217,739
Institutional donors: GIZ

Last Update 11.05.2020

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