German Government

GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Our services are therefore available not only to the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) but also to other federal ministries, downstream agencies and state governments in Germany.

We have many years of experience in implementing projects and programmes in a wide spectrum of fields around the globe. We operate primarily on behalf of BMZ, but are also commissioned by other government departments including the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the Federal Ministry of Defence and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy.

GIZ offers its services in the field of international cooperation to these ministries and other public institutions. We pool technical and regional expertise from across our organisation to deliver individual measures, larger projects and wide-ranging programmes around the globe. All our services are tailored to requirements and implemented in line with the principles of sustainable development. We also advise our commissioning parties directly on a broad range of issues.

Our commissioning parties can broaden the impact of their activities by tapping additional funding from international sources. We advise and support them in this process, in particular with regard to attracting European funding (for instance, EU grants and twinning projects).