As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector, and governments of other countries. We work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity. Our main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Our guiding concept is sustainable development, which takes political, economic, social and ecological factors into account.
GIZ brings global expertise, building on experience gained through its Governance and Democracy programmes, in particular with the African Union, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), numerous bilateral programs and more.
GIZ has also implemented the first phase of the EODS project, from 2013 to 2016, and has been part of the EU Framework Contract for the implementation of EU Election Observation Missions since 2009.