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.
Ghana: agribusiness & innovationRead more
Nigeria: energy & environmental protectionRead more
Mexico: identification & mediationRead more
Africa: young & forward-lookingRead more
Cameroon: local & digitalRead more
Libya: confidence & hopeRead more
Sri Lanka: understanding & reconciliationRead more
Thailand: reap & reduceRead more
India: health & social securityRead more
China: inspiration & trainingRead more
Iraq: hackathons & hopeRead more
Western Balkans: teamwork & transnational cooperationRead more
Brazil: forests & diversityRead more
Global: health & cooperationRead more
We are active in some 120 countries with 1,600 projects.br/>Discover the world of GIZ by learning about examples of projects undertaken in the 2019 reporting year.
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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
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Good health and well-being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Clean water and sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Affordable and clean energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Decent work and economic growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Sustainable cities and communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Responsible consumption and production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Life below water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
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
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
Partnerships for the goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Sustainable Development Goals
The 2030 Agenda and its 17 goals are important benchmarks for GIZ.