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GIZ profile

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. GIZ has 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).

The commissioning parties and cooperation partners all place their trust in GIZ, and we work with them to generate ideas for political, social and economic change, to develop these into concrete plans and to implement them. 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 worlds of business, research and civil society, we work flexibly to deliver effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.

The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. In 2019, we generated a business volume of around EUR 3.1 billion. Our 22,199 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national staff, work in around 120 countries. As a recognised development service provider, we currently have 556 development workers in action in partner countries. Furthermore, in 2019, the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), which is run jointly by GIZ and the German Federal Employment Agency, placed 262 integrated experts and 515 returning experts with local employers in our partner countries, or provided them with financial support, advice or other services.*


*2019 Personnel and business figures as at 31 December 2019

Graphic: GIZ: personnel and business figures: As of 31.12.2019

GIZ has two registered offices in Germany, one in Bonn and one in Eschborn. The company is also represented at six other locations in Germany, as well as over 80 offices around the globe. Some of these are country offices that we share with other German development cooperation organisations and others are our own country offices.

GIZ locations*

GERMANY Berlin / Bonn / Düsseldorf / Eschborn / Hamburg / Magdeburg / Mannheim / Munich-Feldafing

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 / Juba, South Sudan / Kampala, Uganda /Khartoum, Sudan / 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 / Baghdad, Iraq / Bangkok, Thailand / Beijing, PR China / Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan / Colombo, Sri Lanka / Dhaka, Bangladesh / Dushanbe, Tajikistan / Hanoi, Viet Nam / Islamabad, Pakistan / Jakarta, Indonesia / Kabul, Afghanistan / Kathmandu, Nepal / Manila, Philippines / Moscow, Russian Federation / New Delhi, India / Phnom Penh, Cambodia / Ramallah, Palestinian territories / 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 / Chișinău, the Republic of Moldova / Kyiv, Ukraine / Podgorica, Montenegro / Priština, Kosovo / Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Skopje, North Macedonia / Tbilisi, Georgia / Tirana, Albania / Yerevan, Armenia

CENTRAL AMERICA Guatemala City, Guatemala / Mexico City, Mexico / San José, Costa Rica / San Salvador, El Salvador / Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic / Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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

*As at 31 December 2019, not including locations under the regional responsibility of another country

Our commissioning parties and cooperation partners

The diversity of our commissioning parties and cooperation partners is also reflected in this report. It provides an overview of projects that we have realised in conjunction with our clients and partners, including:

Logo: GIZ: Federal Foreign Office
Logo: GIZ: Federal Ministry of Health
Logo: GIZ: Federal Ministry  for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Logo: GIZ: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Logo: GIZ: Federal Ministry for Economy and Energy
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Logo: GIZ: British Council
Logo: GIZ: Envisioning
Logo: GIZ: Fraunhofer IAO
Logo: GIZ: Hebei Education Department
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Logo: GIZ: UN Environment Programme
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