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Sharing experiences across national borders helps administrations to learn from one another
and grow together. (© BMWi)

Egypt and Kosovo: knowledge &communication

Sharing expertise strengthens government authorities across national borders.

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Graphic: GIZ: SDG 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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Graphic: GIZ: SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals

Properly functioning administrative structures are an important lever for reform all over the world. Sharing experiences across national borders helps them to learn from one another and grow together. This realisation prompted the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to create a programme for bilateral administrative partnerships in 2019. It connects experts from Germany with their colleagues in the Western Balkans and Africa. GIZ is carrying out this programme. The first projects are already under way with Kosovo, Montenegro, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt. Others are in the pipeline. One case in point is a partnership between the Egyptian Competition Authority and the German Federal Cartel Office. This collaboration prevented the formation of a monopoly for private transport services in Cairo and ensured a level playing field. This success was rooted in one-to-one consulting and cooperation based on a spirit of trust. The programme builds upon many years of lessons learned from EU twinning agreements, under which EU member state authorities enter into a partnership with institutions in EU partner countries.

‘The Egyptian Competition Authority highly appreciates the cooperation and assistance of the Bundeskartellamt. This partnership is a great opportunity for sharing knowledge that has a strong positive impact on the way the Egyptian economy functions, and inspires best practices and sound regulations both nationally and regionally.’

Dr. Amir Nabil (front row, third from left), President, Egyptian Competition Authority (© BMWi)

Photo: GIZ: Dr. Amir Nabil, President, Egyptian Competition Authority

‘Cooperation within this institutional partnership is unbureaucratic and tailored to our needs. The project supports us in times of significant change owing to public administration reforms and increasing new requirements. In the context of the partnership we are able to develop new skills and products.’

Dr. Refike Sülçevsi (pictured on the right), Director, Kosovo Institute for Public Administration (© BMWi)

Photo: GIZ: Dr. Refike Sülçevsi, Director, Kosovo Institute for Public Administration

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 & 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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