Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is GIZ’s main commissioning party. We have been working together closely for more than 30 years.

BMZ is one of two ministries representing GIZ’s sole shareholder, the Federal Republic of Germany, on GIZ’s Supervisory Board, which is chaired by Martin Jäger, State Secretary at BMZ.

The Ministry commissions GIZ to implement advisory projects that enhance the capacities of individuals, organisations and societies to improve their living conditions through the efficient and sustainable use of resources and achieve their goals.

Our portfolio of services includes:

  • provision of advisory services by experts
  • financial contributions
  • capacity development and support for project executing agencies
  • provision of equipment and materials for organisations receiving support
  • analyses, studies and reports.

The inputs provided by Germany are a contribution to, not a substitute for, projects and programmes which are planned or are already being implemented by the partners. This means that the partners also contribute to the measures – by covering operating costs or salaries, for example. When working on behalf of BMZ, we also attach priority to ensuring that the projects can continue after funding from the German Government has ceased.

Examples of our work

BMZ website