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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

Scaling Innovations in Rice and Potato Production

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

Versatility In Agriculture Is Key

Somaliland | 2019 – 2021 | Budget: € 1,466,630
Institutional donors: GIZ

Youth Employment Fosters Stability

Mali | 2019 – 2021 | Budget: € 3,073,660
Institutional donors: GIZ

Tiny Worms Save the Soil

Kenya | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 2,380,980
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

Self-Management of Drinking-Water Supplies

Sierra Leone | 2014 – 2021 | Budget: € 1,005,464
Institutional donors: GIZ

Raising Incomes and Building Trust

Turkey | 2020 – 2022 | Budget: € 3,100,000
Institutional donors: GIZ

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

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

Three Cheers for Handwashing

Somaliland | 2020 – 2022 | Budget: € 1,613,785
Institutional donors: GIZ

Lobbying for Land Rights

Ethiopia | 2020 – 2023 | Budget: € 283,347
Institutional donors: GIZ

Changing Behaviours: Costless Yet Priceless

India | 2020 – 2022 | Budget: € 299,247
Institutional donors: GIZ

Cocoa Cultivation Despite the Coronavirus

Sierra Leone | 2020 – 2021 | Budget: € 1,892,609
Institutional donors: GIZ

Good Advice for Better Nutrition

India | 2021 – 2024 | Budget: € 1,519,260
Institutional donors: GIZ

Protection Against COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases

Somaliland | 2021 – 2021 | Budget: € 735,891
Institutional donors: GIZ

Last Update 11.05.2020

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