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As well as covering many different thematic areas, GIZ has drawn on its wealth of experience to develop a diverse portfolio of strategies and methodologies for its work. Its services can thus be tailored so that they are a perfect fit for clients and partners. A particular asset, in this context, is GIZ’s management model Capacity WORKS.

In more than 50 years of international cooperation for sustainable development, GIZ has not only gained profound experience in many different sectors. It can also offer a range of services which are customised to meet its clients’ needs.

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Advisory services

We deliver advice on policy and strategy to state decision-makers in key positions within reform and change processes. Technical advice is usually provided by experts working directly with individuals. In organisational consultancy we support organisations in improving their capacities for communication, cooperation and organisation, and their networking.
Managing complex projects and programmes
In order to manage complex social changes you need models that not only take account of individual organisations, but also the work they carry out together. Conventional management models do not do this. GIZ supports social changes in a variety of ways: as a facilitator, a mediator and a change agent. In performing these roles, we apply our management model Capacity WORKS.
Management komplexer Projekte und Programme (pdf, 0.36 MB, DE) Managing complex projects and programmes (pdf, 0.13 MB, EN) Capacity WORKS Erfolgsgeschichten (pdf, 1.55 MB, DE) Capacity WORKS Success stories (pdf, 1.57 MB, EN)
Development partnerships with the private sector
To achieve its objectives, development cooperation needs private-sector involvement. Development partnerships with the private sector address respective interests and leverage the particular strengths of each partner. GIZ offers an extensive range of services for interested companies from the development to the implementation of the joint project.
Entwicklungspartnerschaften mit der Wirtschaft (pdf, 0.34 MB, DE) Development Partnerships with the Private Sector (pdf, 0.36 MB, EN) Partenariats de développement avec le secteur privé (pdf, 0.37 MB, FR) Cooperaciones de desarrollo con el sector privado (pdf, 0.37 MB, ES)
Social impact analysis
Which social effects are produced by political reforms and development measures? GIZ together with other implementing organisations and donors has developed approaches that allow this question to be answered. The results of these analyses provide tangible information on the impacts that people, and poor people especially, can expect.
Sozialfolgenabschätzung (pdf, 0.14 MB, DE) Social impact assessment (pdf, 0.55 MB, EN) Analyse des impacts sociaux (pdf, 0.11 MB, FR) Estimación de las repercusiones sociales (pdf, 0.13 MB, ES)
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International competency development

We support the human capacity development of young professionals, experts, managers and leaders, as well as trainers, advisors and consultants. The aim is to enable people to achieve sustainable results within their own system of reference. We vary the services we provide in order to precisely match the needs of the individual or group concerned, combining different services as required. We deliver these services both in Germany and in partner countries.
E-Learning: Learning and teaching with new media
As a tool for training and networking people that are spread far and wide, e-Learning can play a key role in achieving your project objectives. We advise our clients and partners on the development and implementation of e-Learning, e-Coaching and e-Collaboration.
E-Learning: Lernen und Lehren mit neuen Medien (pdf, 0.15 MB, DE) E-learning: learning and teaching with new media (pdf, 0.36 MB, EN) Formation en ligne: apprendre et enseigner avec les nouveaux médias (pdf, 0.24 MB, FR) Aprendizaje electrónico: nuevos medios para aprender y enseñar (pdf, 0.18 MB, ES)
Leadership development for global responsibility
In order to implement international cooperation projects successfully and help shape the international debate, you need managers with the right skills. At GIZ’s Leadership Development Workshop, your young professionals will learn how to develop and implement sustainable solutions for present and future generations.
Leadership Development für globale Verantwortung (pdf, 0.18 MB, DE) Leadership development for global responsibility (pdf, 0.37 MB, EN) Développement du leadership pour une responsabilité globale (pdf, 0.18 MB, FR) Desarrollo del liderazgo para una responsabilidad global (pdf, 0.20 MB, ES)
Key qualifications for international cooperation
For professionals and managers who operate internationally, the knowledge and expertise needed to work with people from other cultures and seek workable solutions to problems are just as important as technical skills. We offer you training and staff development programmes that are tailored to your needs.
Schlüsselqualifikationen für die internationale Zusammenarbeit (pdf, 0.15 MB, DE) Key qualifications for international cooperation (pdf, 0.37 MB, EN) Qualifications clés pour la coopération internationale (pdf, 0.18 MB, FR) Calificaciones clave para la cooperación internacional (pdf, 0.19 MB, ES)
Strengthening training organisations in partner countries (capacity to build capacity)
Strong training organisations have an important multiplier function and play a role in shaping the way knowledge, values and skills are acquired at individual level. GIZ offers tailor-made support and cooperation packages for training and capacity development organisations (training institutes, universities, and others).
Stärkung von Weiterbildungsorganisationen in Partnerländern (pdf, 0.37 MB, DE) Strengthening training organisations in partner countries (capacity to build capacity) (pdf, 0.14 MB, EN)
Training specialists and managers from partner organisations
Specialists and managers initiate, structure and jointly implement reform and change processes at every level of systems, sectors and organisations. This requires technical expertise, management qualifications and methodical and social skills. GIZ sees capacity building as a process and supports its partners every step of the way.
Weiterbildung von Fach- und Führungskräften (pdf, 0.37 MB, DE) Training specialists and managers from partner organisations (pdf, 0.13 MB, EN)
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Networking, dialogue and moderation

GIZ supports the management of networks and dialogue platforms. These services are provided to individuals and/or organisations, and may be either confined to a region, or delivered globally. Their purpose is determined to a great extent by the actors involved (which might include specialist networks for knowledge generation, lobbying and advocacy networks for shaping opinion, networks of political decision-makers or experts for joint learning, or other kinds of networks). GIZ has extensive experience in mediating complex processes involving multilayered constellations of interests and conflict and a large number of actors.
Network management
Networks have become key facilitators in successful international cooperation. They promote exchanges and mutual learning amongst their members with regard to cross-sectoral issues, regional developments and methodological procedure. They are good for fostering decision-making and the achievement of objectives. We support our clients in all network management processes.
Netzwerkmanagement (pdf, 0.56 MB, DE) Network management (pdf, 0.46 MB, EN) Gestion de réseaux (pdf, 0.56 MB, FR) Gestión de redes (pdf, 0.58 MB, ES)

Alumni networks without borders – former associates become partners
Successful organisations maintain links with former associates and work with them to achieve their goals. Associates become partners that support you in all areas of your work: learning, marketing, knowledge management, training and finance. They also help establish new contacts.

We can turn your alumni into an international network of disseminators, considerably increasing the impact of your work.

Alumni networks without borders – former associates become partners (pdf, 0.60 MB)
Twinning - exchanging experience through EU administration partnerships
Twinning means establishing partnerships of public administrations between member states of the European Union and countries that are either current or potential EU accession candidates. The EU finances twinning projects and sectoral authorities in many EU states apply to implement these projects. Since 2000, GIZ has been involved in the successful implementation of some 200 twinning projects.
Twinning – Erfahrungsaustausch durch EU-Verwaltungspartnerschaften (pdf, 0.18 MB, DE) Twinning - Exchanging experience through EU administration partnerships (pdf, 0.45 MB, EN) Jumelages institutionnels de l’UE – Favoriser les échanges d’expériences entre les administrations (pdf, 0.17 MB, FR) Hermanamiento: intercambio de experiencias a través de cooperaciones con administraciones públicas de la UE (pdf, 0.15 MB, ES)
Stakeholder-dialogues: from differing interests to shared objectives
Stakeholder-dialogues bring together governmental and non-governmental stakeholders. They aim at negotiating interests, formulating a common goal and then taking action. This helps taking viable decisions. We support this process in order to get stakeholder-dialogues going and keeping them on track.
Stakeholder-Dialoge: Gemeinsame Ziele trotz unterschiedlicher Interessen (pdf, 0.14 MB, DE) Stakeholder dialogues: from differing interests to shared objectives (pdf, 0.57 MB, EN) Dialogues entre parties prenantes: des objectifs communs malgré des intérêts différents (pdf, 0.18 MB, FR) Diálogo entre partes interesadas: Objetivos comunes a pesar de intereses divergentes (pdf, 0.13 MB, ES)
Competitions create incentives and encourage involvement
Awakening potentials, rewarding initiatives, building bridges between education and businesses, between generations or different stakeholders – competitions can be used in many different ways. They promote creativity, support learning processes and development and are interesting platforms for dialogue and stakeholder alliances. Hold a competition and get things moving!
Wettbewerbe – Anreize schaffen, Engagement fördern (pdf, 0.57 MB) Competitions create incentives and encourage involvement (pdf, 0.57 MB)
Knowledge sharing
Knowledge sharing is a response to changes in the parameters and needs of the global knowledge society. It promotes joint learning in transformation processes and joint development of innovation, feeding this learning and innovation into the international debate. Knowledge sharing therefore represents a new dynamic in international cooperation and helps to create equal partnerships.
Knowledge Sharing (pdf, 0.58 MB, EN)
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Management and logistics

This segment of our services includes the following instruments: event management, management and supervision of construction and infrastructure projects, procurement and logistics, project management, placement of experts, fund management, the handling of financing and project management arrangements.
Grants - wordwide operations with EU funds
The European Commission awards grants via its thematic and regional programmes. We have long-standing experience in international cooperation and can support German federal ministries and other public institutions in this context. This includes specific knowledge related to applying for EU grants and comprehensive expertise in implementing and evaluating projects.
Grants – weltweit tätig mit EU-Mitteln (pdf, 0.15 MB, DE) Grants – worldwide operations with EU funds (pdf, 0.46 MB, EN) OEuvrer dans le monde entier avec les subventions de l’UE (pdf, 0.15 MB, FR) Subvenciones: actividad en todo el mundo con fondos de la Unión Europea (pdf, 0.17 MB, ES)
Fund management
Funds are a way to provide financing for international activities in selected sectors quickly and efficiently. We provide professional support to both clients and partners in setting up and managing funds.
Fondsmanagement (pdf, 0.20 MB, DE) Fund management (pdf, 0.58 MB) Gestion de fonds (pdf, 0.16 MB, FR) Gestión de fondos (pdf, 0.19 MB, ES)
Public procurement
Effective and efficient procurement systems are indispensable for a properly functioning state. We support our partners in two distinct ways: Firstly we help our partners to put in place functioning structures and institutions to handle public procurement. Secondly GIZ offers its services as procurement agent or fund manager.
Öffentliche Beschaffung (pdf, 0.19 MB, DE) Public Procurement (pdf, 0.46 MB, EN) Marchés publics (pdf, 0.20 MB, FR) Adquisiciones públicas (pdf, 0.15 MB, ES)
Knowledge-based services
Knowledge management supports organizations and networks in achieving their goals through an effective an efficient exchange of high-quality knowledge. We support you in finding weaknesses in your current knowledge management, developing new strategies, choose appropriate instruments and if necessary training and coaching your staff.
Knowledge Sharing (pdf, 0.58 MB, EN)
Evaluation
Evaluations examine activities at specific intervals to ascertain whether they produce results and are effective. They enable to learn from experience, place the management of measures on a firm foundation and account for actions. Since 2006, GIZ has had an accredited evaluation system that is aligned with international standards.
Evaluierung (pdf, 0.14 MB, DE) Evaluation (pdf, 0.46 MB, EN) Évaluation (pdf, 0.21 MB, FR) Evaluación (pdf, 0.14 MB, ES)
Results-based monitoring
A project is only considered successful if the planned results - that is the changes that can be causally and plausibly attributed to the project - can be substantiated. The results-based monitoring system helps our partners' projects and programmes to align themselves with managing for development results. GIZ offers advisory and training packages on applying the system.
Wirkungsorientiertes Monitoring (pdf, 0.19 MB, DE) Results-based monitoring (pdf, 0.47 MB, EN) Suivi axé sur les résultats (pdf, 0.19 MB, FR) Seguimiento basado en resultados (pdf, 0.16 MB, ES)
Systemic quality improvement
Reforms of social services are driven by the aim to align these services with the needs and expectations of their users. Systemic quality improvement is an instrument developed by GIZ, which is to promote this process. The SQI approach makes it possible to connect the development both of an entire system and of individual organisational units within it.
Systemic Quality Improvement (pdf, 0.55 MB, EN) Amélioration systémique de la qualité (pdf, 0.15 MB, FR) Mejora de la calidad sistémica (pdf, 0.15 MB, ES)