As a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development, we are dedicated to building a future worth living in around 120 countries worldwide. GIZ’s extensive expertise is in demand around the globe.
GIZ’s work produces many stories of success. Whether in Afghanistan, Rwanda or Colombia, the protagonists of these success stories are the local people.
GIZ offers customised solutions to complex challenges.
The services provided by GIZ draw on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and tried-and-tested management expertise.
GIZ works to shape a future worth living around the world. Its corporate actions are guided by the principles of sustainability.
In addition to two registered offices in Germany and two representations in Berlin and Brussels, GIZ operates from around 90 offices worldwide.
In addition to the shareholder and the supervisory board, the management board is one of the three statutory organs of a limited liability company under German law (GmbH). The Chair of GIZ's Management Board is Tanja Gönner.
GIZ's sole shareholder is the Federal Republic of Germany.
We hold shares in sequa gGmbH. GIZ is also a member of EUNIDA.
Here you can find GIZ’s organisation chart in several languages.
GIZ makes data and documents available to the general public on its work, the impact of its work, financial results and staff numbers.
Together with the Shareholder Meeting and the Management Board, the Supervisory Board is one of the three official organs of GIZ GmbH.
The GIZ Supervisory Board consists of ten shareholder representatives and ten staff representatives.
The Board of Trustees advises the company on key issues relating to its development. The Board has up to 40 members who are appointed for a five-year term and who act in an honorary capacity.
The Private Sector Advisory Board provides a platform for dialogue between the private sector and international cooperation organisations. It consists of representatives of business and industry associations.
Efficiency and compliance are key to GIZ’s effectiveness and long-term viability. They form the basis for the trust placed in us by our clients, partners and staff.
Compliance means acting in accordance with legislation, rules, guidelines and codes of conduct. Responsible behaviour and compliance with the regulatory framework underpins GIZ’s work and its credibility.
Integrity is especially important for GIZ’s work. Our integrity advisors are are impartial, autonomous and bound by confidentiality. They can be contacted by clients and GIZ staff alike.
The main duty of the ombudsman is to receive in confidence information regarding economic crimes such as corruption, breach of trust or fraud. GIZ has entrusted Dr. Edgar Joussen with this task.
Easy access to information increases transparency in international cooperation, and GIZ supports this with the information it provides.
By communicating and publishing information, GIZ promotes the exchange of knowledge and lessons learned with other organisations. GIZ supports the implementation of international agreements on transparency.
GIZ publishes a wide range of information and documents about its work, invitations to tender, services and financial agreements.
GIZ publishes a wide range of data on all projects commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Federal Foreign Office and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).
At GIZ, corporate sustainability is enshrined in our Corporate Principles.
At GIZ, corporate sustainability is anchored at the top management level. The GIZ Sustainability Board is responsible for promoting sustainability. We have also entered into to a number of voluntary commitments.
For us, close cooperation and trust between GIZ and organisations involved in international cooperation and sustainable development is crucial.
High quality and effectiveness are the two key features of GIZ’s work. GIZ's projects and programmes are regularly reviewed with this in mind.
GIZ offers clients a wide range of services, methodologies and approaches.
'Strengthening partners - developing potential' is GIZ's basic principle for sustainable development.
GIZ has a wealth of international experience and provides advisory services and projects in more than 120 countries around the globe.
In carrying out its work, GIZ can draw on a wealth of tried-and-tested strategies and methodologies and harness its expertise in a variety of different thematic areas.
GIZ offers regionally adapted strategies with a view to securing the right to food and making rural development a driver of economic growth.
GIZ supports sustainable infrastructure projects that stimulate economic activity and provide the basis for better living conditions.
We support our partner countries in alleviating the structural causes of violent conflict and developing capacities for peaceful conflict transformation.
We strive to promote basic social values such as equal opportunities, solidarity and participation, which form the basis for a peaceful society worth living in.
GIZ supports its partners in identifying the many causes of environmental risks and helps modernise environmental policy at all levels.
GIZ assists its partner countries in improving economic framework conditions, removing bureaucratic obstacles and establishing suitable support structures.
GIZ assists its partners in establishing democratic systems and networks across all social groups.
Never before have there been as many refugees as there are today. GIZ works across the globe to provide support for refugees and migrants, stabilise host countries and tackle the root causes of displacement.
"Partner stärken – Potenziale entwickeln" ist der Grundsatz der GIZ für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung.
GIZ offers a wide range of services to governments, companies, international institutions and private foundations.
GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.
Cooperation with companies, trade associations and chambers of commerce is a key focus of GIZ’s work.
GIZ supports the EU in a variety of ways, from expert advice to practical project implementation.
GIZ operates on behalf of not only the German Government, but also international organisations and other countries.
Governments and institutions around the world commission GIZ to implement their national programmes for driving forward sustainable development.
GIZ contributes to sustainable development around the world: some examples and tangible results are presented as feature projects.
GIZ works with suitable companies from the private sector in its programmes and projects.
GIZ's diverse expertise is in demand in around 120 countries worldwide.
GIZ’s exchange and scholarship programmes offer young professionals the opportunity to gain work experience around the world.
GIZ is a forward-thinking company offering a range of job opportunities in diverse fields across the globe.
GIZ offers personal career development, a work-life balance, and an exceptional package of social benefits.
We are delighted that you are interested in our company. You can find out more about GIZ here.
Current vacancies - in Germany and abroad.
GIZ is always on the lookout for experienced and committed individuals for its work around the globe.
CIM places experts and managers with employers in developing countries and emerging economies.
GIZ reports regularly on job opportunities within the company for new recruits and existing staff members.
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Here you can find our press releases, press materials and information about GIZ.