Integrated Company Report 2016



As a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to building a future worth living around the world. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe, with the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and governments of other countries all benefiting from our services. We work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party.

All these commissioning parties and cooperation partners place their trust in GIZ by working together with us to generate ideas for political, social and economic change, develop these into concrete plans and implement the envisaged change processes. Since we are a public-benefit federal enterprise, German and European values are central to our work. Together with our partners in national governments worldwide and cooperation partners from the private sector, academia and civil society we work to deliver flexible and effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.

The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. In 2016 our business volume was around EUR 2.4 billion. Of our 18,260 employees in some 120 countries, almost 70 per cent are national personnel working in the field. In our capacity as a recognised sending organisation, we currently have 643 development workers in action in partner countries. In addition, the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), a joint operation of GIZ and the Federal Employment Agency, placed 847 integrated and returning experts with local employers abroad in 2016 while providing them with financial support and advisory services.*

read moreread less


Die-GIZ-in-der-Welt-EN_PDFAs at: 30 April 2017

GIZ has two registered offices in Germany, one in Bonn and one in Eschborn. The company is also represented at 14 other locations in Germany, as well as over 80 offices around the globe. In the latter case either we share a country office with other German development cooperation organisations or maintain a country office of our own.

GERMANY Bonn and Eschborn / Bad Honnef / Berlin / Bremen / Dresden / Düsseldorf / Feldafing / Hamburg / Hanover / Magdeburg / Mannheim / Munich / Saarbrücken / Stuttgart / Wiesbaden

AFRICA Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire / Abuja, Nigeria / Accra, Ghana / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Algiers, Algeria / Antananarivo, Madagascar / Bamako, Mali / Bujumbura, Burundi / Cairo, Egypt / Cotonou, Benin / Dakar, Senegal / Dar es Salaam, Tanzania / Freetown, Sierra Leone / Gaborone, Botswana / Harare, Zimbabwe / Juba, South Sudan / Kampala, Uganda / Kigali, Rwanda / Kinshasa, DR Congo / Lilongwe, Malawi / Lomé, Togo / Lusaka, Zambia / Maputo, Mozambique / Nairobi, Kenya / Niamey, Niger / Nouakchott, Mauritania / Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso / Pretoria, South Africa / Rabat, Morocco / Tunis, Tunisia / Windhoek, Namibia / Yaoundé, Cameroon

ASIA Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates / Almaty, Kazakhstan / Amman, Jordan / Ankara, Turkey / Bangkok, Thailand / Beijing, PR China / Beirut, Lebanon / Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan / Colombo, Sri Lanka / Dhaka, Bangladesh / Dushanbe, Tajikistan / East Jerusalem, Palestinian territories / Hanoi, Viet Nam / Islamabad, Pakistan / Jakarta, Indonesia / Kabul, Afghanistan / Kathmandu, Nepal / Manila, the Philippines / Moscow, Russian Federation / New Delhi, India / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / Riyadh, Saudi Arabia / Sana’a, Yemen / Tashkent, Uzbekistan / Ulan Bator, Mongolia / Vientiane, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic / Yangon, Myanmar

EUROPE Baku, Azerbaijan / Belgrade, Serbia / Brussels, Belgium / Chisinau, the Republic of Moldova / Kyiv, Ukraine / Podgorica, Montenegro / Pristina, Kosovo / Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / Tbilisi, Georgia / Tirana, Albania / Yerevan, Armenia

NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA Guatemala City, Guatemala / Managua, Nicaragua / Mexico City, Mexico / San José, Costa Rica / San Salvador, El Salvador / Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic / Tegucigalpa, Hondura

SOUTH AMERICA Bogotá, Colombia / Brasília, Brazil / La Paz, Bolivia / Lima, Peru / Quito, Ecuador / Santiago, Chile

* Personnel and business figures: as at 31 December 2016