MILESTONES IN IMPLEMENTATION
We meet the expectations of our partners, commissioning parties and shareholder by producing sustainable, measurable and tangible results. We take it upon ourselves to review the effectiveness of our work from a critical perspective, and on that basis scale up proven approaches and good practices and make use of lessons learned.
Measuring the results of our work, presenting them in a transparent way and sharing them with the public is key to our success. For example, how do we contribute to mitigating the effects of climate change and how do we help people find jobs? To answer
these questions, we developed a set of indicators, on which our projects provide regular reports. Using a new digital tool, in future we will be able to see at the click of a button what impact our projects are having and how many people
we have reached worldwide.
We develop economically viable business activities together with our commissioning parties. We support the German Government and other commissioning parties in achieving their development objectives. In this context, we see displacement and migration, climate and energy, and security and stabilisation as key themes that we will continue to address through innovative approaches over the coming years.
IMPLEMENTING OUR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
We are responding to new trends in our operating environment. To create a portfolio that is fit for the future, we have drawn up a Business Development Strategy that focuses on climate and energy, displacement and migration, and security and stabilisation.
Within these areas, we are piloting innovative business ideas, refining our services in cooperation with our commissioning parties, and strategically and systematically expanding our business with new and existing clients.
EXPERTISE AND ALLIANCES
We mobilise expertise by harnessing the skills and motivation of our staff. Through strong cooperation partners and strategic alliances, we boost efforts for global sustainable development. Together with the private sector, civil society, the scientific and academic community, and local communities, we provide our commissioning parties and partners in project countries with appropriate solutions.
DEVELOPING THE HR WORK OF THE FUTURE
Our work is made possible by our staff around the globe. Our new Human Resources (HR) Strategy therefore sets our course for HR work in the future. In 2017, we implemented initial measures to make field assignments more attractive. These include a new
digital information platform that our staff can use to find out everything they need to know about living conditions in the countries in which we are active. We have also created new, more flexible working models for German staff based in
offices and projects abroad. This will be especially important for our assignments in fragile states.
VALUE FOR MONEY
We remain cost-efficient and ensure compliance by using our resources responsibly. Cost-efficiency for us means achieving the most favourable and sustainable cost-benefit ratio in our work.
MAKING PROCESSES MORE COST-EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT
We operate in many countries and across a wide variety of thematic areas. This has led to an increasingly diversified and complex portfolio of services in recent years. To meet the resulting requirements, we have begun to further standardise, professionalise
and digitalise key internal processes, such as commission management. We are now gradually introducing a number of new IT solutions to facilitate cooperation. This will allow us to improve not only our cost-effectiveness, but also our efficiency