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Our work around the world

We are right where we are needed. Now and in the future.

Partners and commissioning parties can count on the services we provide in around 120 countries – now and in the future. Our decades of experience and extensive networking lay a solid foundation for tackling the challenges of the 21st century: mitigating the negative impacts of climate change, strengthening democracy and good governance, ensuring migration happens under decent conditions, promoting participation in the economy and protecting human health are just a few of the issues where international cooperation is needed. At the same time, we act with foresight and enhance our capacity to implement effective projects by drawing on new technologies and ensuring a high degree of flexibility.

We undertake our commissions in a spirit of curiosity, which we share with the people involved in our projects. Often, they are young people who we support in their thirst for knowledge and in their desire to play their part in shaping a peaceful and fair future that is worth living on our planet. In this section, we showcase projects that actively pursue these objectives – often in difficult conditions. And we hear from the men and women working with us to shape the future.

Insights into our projects in 2019

We are active in some 120 countries with 1,600 projects.
Discover the world of GIZ by learning about examples of projects undertaken in the 2019 reporting year.

Strengthening & promoting children and their rights

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Strengthening & promoting children and their rights

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Strengthening & promoting children and their rights

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Ghana: agribusiness & innovation

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Nigeria: energy & environmental protection

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Mexico: identification & mediation

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South Africa and Uganda: water & responsibility

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South Africa and Uganda: water & responsibility

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Africa: young & forward-looking

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Egypt and Kosovo: knowledge & communication

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Cameroon: local & digital

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Libya: confidence & hope

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Niger and Mexico: cooperation & progress

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Sri Lanka: understanding & reconciliation

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Thailand: reap & reduce

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India: health & social security

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China: inspiration & training

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Iraq: hackathons & hope

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Egypt and Kosovo: knowledge & communication

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Western Balkans: teamwork & transnational cooperation

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Niger and Mexico: cooperation & progress

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Brazil: forests & diversity

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Global: health & cooperation

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The 2030 Agenda is the framework for GIZ’s work around the globe. More about this topic

  • Graphic: GIZ: SDG1 No poverty

    No poverty

    End poverty in all its forms everywhere

  • Graphic: GIZ: SDG 2 Zero hunger

    Zero hunger

    End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture 

  • Graphic: GIZ: SDG 3 Good health and well-being

    Good health and well-being

    Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

  • Graphic: GIZ: SDG 4 Quality education

    Quality education

    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

  • Graphic: GIZ: SDG 5 Gender equality

    Gender equality

    Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

  • Graphic: GIZ: SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation

    Clean water and sanitation

    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

  • Graphic: GIZ: SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy

    Affordable and clean energy

    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

  • Graphic: GIZ: SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth

    Decent work and economic growth

    Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

  • Graphic: GIZ: SDG 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure

    Industry, innovation and infrastructure

    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • Graphic: GIZ: SDG 10 Reduced inequalities

    Reduced inequalities

    Reduce inequality within and among countries

  • Graphic: GIZ: SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities

    Sustainable cities and communities

    Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

  • Graphic: GIZ: SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production

    Responsible consumption and production

    Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

  • Graphic: GIZ: SDG 13 Climate action

    Climate action

    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

  • Graphic: GIZ: SDG 14 Life bellow water

    Life below water

    Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

  • Graphic: GIZ: SDG 15 Life on land

    Life on land

    Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forrests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

  • Graphic: GIZ: SDG 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

  • Graphic: GIZ: SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals

    Partnerships for the goals

    Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

  • Graphic: GIZ: Sustainable Development Goals

    Sustainable Development Goals

    The 2030 Agenda and its 17 goals are important benchmarks for GIZ.

     

     

Projects with this goal

Strengthening & promoting children and their rights

Ghana: agribusiness & innovation

Nigeria: energy & environmental protection

Mexico: identification & mediation

South Africa and Uganda: water & responsibility

Africa: young & forward-looking

Egypt and Kosovo: knowledge & communication

Cameroon: local & digital

Libya: confidence & hope

Niger and Mexico: cooperation & progress

Sri Lanka: understanding & reconciliation

Thailand: reap & reduce

India: health & social security

China: inspiration & training

Iraq: hackathons & hope

Western Balkans: teamwork & transnational cooperation

Brazil: forests & diversity

Global: health & cooperation

GRI standard 102-2, 102-15, 413 (413-1); German Sustainability Code 1, 10