We work to shape a future worth living around the world.

Mission Statement

We manage change.
We work holistically, draw on extensive implementation experience and share responsibility for achieving objectives with our partners.

We provide know-how.
Our services are built on a wealth of regional and technical competence and tried and tested management expertise.

We develop solutions.
We use our wide range of instruments and networks flexibly and innovatively to create value for our commissioning parties and to empower people to shape their own development processes.

We act as an intermediary.
Our core competencies include balancing diverse interests in sensitive contexts and providing entry points for the private sector and civil society.

We are value-driven.
As a federally owned enterprise, we are guided by the principles of our social order, act in the interests of Germany and, first and foremost, support the development policy of the German Government.

We advise policymakers.
At home and abroad, we help decision-makers accomplish their political objectives.

We secure results.
Our work is about producing results in a transparent, efficient and partneroriented way and in line with good commercial practice.

We are a global player.
Decentralised structures, intercultural competence and a highly professional workforce are the factors that fuel our success.

Corporate Values

Our actions are guided by the principles of sustainability.

We believe that only by combining social responsibility, ecological balance, political participation and economic capability will current and future generations be able to lead secure and dignified lives.

Conflicting goals and interests have to be resolved fairly among all stakeholders. Negotiation processes of this kind must be professionally designed if development is to be sustainable.

This belief guides our work with clients and partners, our interactions with each other, and the way we structure our operations.

We perform our tasks in keeping with these convictions and are committed to upholding the values enshrined in the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany.

In particular, we:

  • advocate respect for human rights, equal opportunities and integrity;
  • support the rule of law and civic participation and are committed to ensuring fair negotiation processes, both within and outside the company;
  • promote a market-oriented, ecological and social economic order and observe the principles of corporate responsibility in our work.