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24.05.2018

Benefiting from better controls: higher standards for evaluations

Evaluations help us to achieve lasting improvements in our work. At the same time, they generate transparency for commissioning parties, clients and the general public.

17.05.2018

Conservation goes hand in hand with rising income in the Philippines

International Day for Biological Diversity: On the island of Panay the local people and the authorities are working together to protect the rainforest and improve living conditions.

08.05.2018

International nurses help to improve health care provision in Germany

Qualified professionals from abroad are offered career prospects and nurse shortages are reduced at the same time.

04.05.2018

Peace in Mali

Even in fragile states, international cooperation can achieve success.

26.04.2018

Blockchain technology simplifies land registration in the South Caucasus

What opportunities do new digital technologies offer for global sustainable development? This and other topics will be discussed next week at the re:publica conference on digital culture.

19.04.2018

Better working conditions in Bangladesh

Five years on from the Rana Plaza disaster: more than 1,000 factories have improved their working conditions, and the Textiles Partnership is monitoring the entire supply chain.

13.04.2018

State Secretary Jäger appointed new Chair of the GIZ Supervisory Board

Appointment takes effect on 13 April 2018

13.04.2018

Preuß to move to the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

The recruitment process is under way

12.04.2018

Migration advice centre in Senegal successfully up and running

Since the end of January, over 550 people have obtained information from the centre in Dakar about job openings, training courses and opportunities for migrating to Germany.

10.04.2018

Green Climate Fund finances climate adaptation in Grenada

The first project proposed by GIZ has been approved. More than 100,000 people are to benefit from a more reliable water supply.

05.04.2018

A healthy balance: Liberia encourages women to aim high

Gender equality plays a key role in one of GIZ’s health projects in West Africa – as it does within the company as a whole. This is borne out by the new Global Health 50/50 Report.

28.03.2018

‘Anti-Semitic statements unacceptable’

GIZ employees have commented on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Facebook posts. GIZ is investigating each case in detail.

24.03.2018

‘We do not tolerate any form of sexual harassment’

GIZ takes a tough stance against sexual assault and operates a comprehensive, anonymous whistleblowing system to protect victims and complainants, and to follow up all reports rigorously.

22.03.2018

Study: Demands on Germany greater than ever

154 interviews in 24 countries put the spotlight on how Germany is perceived around the world: the third Germany study was published today.

20.03.2018

Clean drinking water for 1.28 million people

On World Water Day: 38 municipalities in Mali benefit from significantly improved drinking water supply.

15.03.2018

Eastern Ukraine: Creating prospects for internally displaced persons

Roughly 1.5 million people in Ukraine are internally displaced in their own country. Host communities and towns are being supported in their efforts to integrate internally displaced persons.

08.03.2018

AFRIKA KOMMT! – 10 years of successful bridge-building

International Women’s Day: a former participant in the AFRIKA KOMMT! programme has built a highly successful wastewater treatment business

07.03.2018

Tourism for a better future

Sustainable tourism in Morocco generates income and employment for the rural population.

05.03.2018

Campus Kottenforst opens

In Bonn-Roettgen, GIZ trains experts in global sustainable development.

02.03.2018

Lassa fever in Benin – German team provides help on the ground

Medical experts that can be mobilised quickly are helping people to spot infectious diseases early and introduce immediate countermeasures.

01.03.2018

New issue of akzente: ‘Digitalisation: Driving development’

01.03.2018 – The new issue of akzente, the GIZ magazine, is out today, providing background information, opinions and facts on digitalisation.

27.02.2018

Teamwork: Sport for Development benefits Syrian refugees and local communities

Special coaching sessions are giving young people in Jordan the chance to learn not only sporting skills, but also how to support one another and resolve conflicts peacefully.

23.02.2018

Digital principles for sustainable development signed

GIZ has signed the Principles for Digital Development. The objective: using digital technology effectively in development work, for example, to support farmers in India.

20.02.2018

Knowing what works

Good marks for GIZ in the current evaluation report.

16.02.2018

Development in fragile states

When working in regions affected by conflict, the demands are high – long-term reform processes and reliable partnerships are particularly valuable.

13.02.2018

Ethiopia boosts access to electricity and renewable energy

Despite Ethiopia’s abundance of renewable energy, only a small proportion of its population has an electricity supply. However, this proportion is growing.

07.02.2018

Agricultural insurance policies for farmers in Peru

In Peru, assistance is being provided to develop and expand agricultural insurance. Farmers can obtain cover for crop failures caused by extreme weather events.

01.02.2018

Cornelia Richter takes up new post at United Nations agency

From 1 February 2018, GIZ Managing Director Cornelia Richter is taking up a new post as Vice-President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development in Rome.

18.01.2018

Green Week 2018: A world without hunger is possible

Cotton, cocoa, mango: the German Development Ministry’s special exhibition shows how fair trade products are improving livelihoods all over the world.

11.01.2018

Sub-Saharan Africa: More training, more jobs, more income

A broad alliance of governments, companies and civil society actors in Africa and beyond is bringing new economic power to the people.

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