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GIZ local staff

National employees: 157
International employees: 23
Development workers: 10
Integrated experts: 4

(as at: 31.12.2019)

GIZ has been implementing projects to promote economic, ecological, and social development in the Philippines on behalf of the German Government since the 1970s. 

Our main commissioning parties are the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Commissions also come from the governments of other countries such as Australia, and international clients including the European Union and the Asian Development Bank. Development partnerships with the private sector from Germany and other European countries are actively sought.

Our work in the Philippines concentrates on the areas of peace and security, climate change and biodiversity, and economic and human development (agriculture, urban infrastructure, employment, microinsurance, and health in schools).

Several regional programmes are also based in the Philippines and are managed by GIZ from Manila. These include programmes supporting sustainable urban development in Asia, social protection, health in schools, and biodiversity in the ASEAN area. Some regional programmes based in other countries implement their activities in the Philippines.

GIZ in Philippines

Projects and Programmes

security, reconstruction and peace

Climate, environment, management of natural resources

sustainable infrastructure: water, energy, transport

social development

Economic Development and employment

governance and democracy

Rural Development

Project evaluations

Faces and Stories

Vanessa Preclaro, nurse from the Philippines

Vanessa is a nursing professional from the Philippines. After completing intensive training, she now has a permanent position at Frankfurt’s Nordwest Hospital.

Faces and Stories

Philippines: Datu Mara Buan, tribal chief and coffee grower

Through environmentally friendly coffee cultivation, 93-year-old tribal chief Datu Mara Buan brought undreamed of prosperity to his village in the Philippines.

Our References

Southeast Asia: Satellite data for rice cultivation

Our References

When everyone’s a winner – international nurses for Germany