In Germany and across the globe: where and how we develop our ideas
We currently have around 1,600 projects, in which we work on a daily basis on new solutions to society’s challenges. In doing so, we are increasingly using methods that focus on users, such as scrum, design thinking and lean start-up. In addition to new products and services, we create new cooperation formats, (internal) processes, methods and procedures as required. These innovations are usually incremental and enable us to make steady improvements to existing approaches.
At the same time, we create scope for innovation throughout GIZ by initiating pilot projects and innovation formats. Internal and external innovation calls strengthen the innovation culture at GIZ and allow us to develop innovative projects and services. Lab formats help us to work closely with external partners to explore the transformative potential of new technologies and topics beyond mere technological solutions for international development cooperation.