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| Germany is a member of the International

Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and has undertaken to

implement the international transparency standard, which

is based on the standards of IATI and the Organisation for

Economic Co-operation and Development, by the end of

2015. Through its transparency and information policy, GIZ

is supporting the German Government by publishing exten-

sive information on its work. Visitors to our website can

access various reports on different aspects of our corporate

activity. For instance we report annually on the provisions

of the German Government’s Public Corporate Governance

Kodex and its recommendations on transparency.

On the independent Aid Transparency Index 2014, BMZ

further improved its ranking as a bilateral donor (with GIZ

as one of its main implementing organisations) relative to

the previous year. GIZ’s publication of project data, which

was introduced in April 2014, was one factor in this positive

outcome. Data and information on many of GIZ’s projects

have been available on this section of GIZ’s website since

January 2015.


The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has

been promoting the transparency of financial flows from the

extractive industries for more than ten years with the aim of

preventing corruption and mismanagement. Forty-eight

countries worldwide are currently implementing the EITI,

which Germany now also intends to join. This is why the

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has

commissioned GIZ to take charge of the D-EITI Secretariat

in Berlin and manage implementation of the initiative. This

project will run initially until the end of 2015 and has a

budget of EUR 1.3 million. 


// Germany

Transparency in the

extractives sector



Information technologies

| To link knowledge productively

and avoid official travel wherever possible, GIZ relies on a

wide range of virtual communication tools. This includes the

routine use of telephone and video conferences as well as

web conferencing and e-learning platforms. The benefits

include less official travel and the worldwide availability,

accessibility and interactivity offered by these platforms –

and not least savings in time and money.

Global Campus 21 is GIZ’s international learning and

networking platform. It supports a large number of applica-

tions such as online courses, project workrooms, wikis and

blogs. It is also home to virtual communities of practice.

These foster teamwork and communication both with our

partners and among GIZ staff members, and they help

bridge the gap to distant locations. They are increasingly

used for virtual meetings by GIZ’s sector networks – forums

for professional exchanges within GIZ with a thematic and

regional focus.

Global Campus 21 is also home to the Social Media Com-

munity, which was established in 2014. This is where GIZ

employees and externals who actively use social media in

their work in or for the company share ideas and lessons



// Worldwide

Virtual communication

// Worldwide

For all to see

According to World Bank estimates, migrants in Germany

sent more than EUR 15 billion to family and friends around

the world in 2013. The recipients spend the money mainly

on food, clothing, medical costs and school fees. These

remittances can be used to buy capital goods and thus pro-

mote economic growth. On behalf of the German Federal

Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

(BMZ), the Centre for International Migration and Devel-

opment (CIM) manages the portal. This

platform enables users to compare the costs, services and

transfer speeds offered by providers of transfer services from

Germany to over 20 developing countries and emerging

economies. This enhances transparency and lowers transac-

tion costs in the long run. 


// Worldwide

Transferring money abroad –

safely and securely

Global Campus 21:

Policy on transparency and information:

GIZ corporate reports:

GIZ Integrated Company Report 2014



Promoting good governance