Integrated Company Report 2020
To be able to operate flexibly and remain agile in times of constant change, new beginnings and fragmentation, GIZ needs to enhance its existing skill set. Nurturing existing strengths, developing new ones.
This is how we maintain our capacity to implement effective projects – now and in the future.
The environment in which we operate is changing at an ever-faster pace. The spectrum of issues addressed by international cooperation is expanding, the requirements of our commissioning parties are becoming more exacting, and conditions in our countries of assignment are in a state of flux. Change is nothing unusual for us. Reliable structures are vital if we are to provide a dynamic response. We draw strength from the expertise, networks and partnerships we have built and developed over many years. It is this stability that gives us the scope to respond swiftly and confidently, even to extreme circumstances, to adopt an innovative mindset, and to overcome barriers. Stability runs through our work. We are always there, even under the most difficult conditions.
Sustainability is the principle that guides our actions. We have set ourselves the goal of not merely keeping pace with external changes. As a strong partner and service provider, we see it as our duty to look beyond the current crisis and to create robust, viable solutions for the future. More than any other factor, it is our long-standing expertise that allows us to undertake necessary systemic changes on an ongoing basis and adapt to evolving external requirements. We constantly monitor the results of our actions and continue to develop. In this way, we shape change and work to create a future worth living for all people.
employees worldwide2020 23,6142019 22,199
national staff2020 15,9882019 15,120
business volume2020 € 3.3 billion2019 € 3.1 billion
total operating performance of the taxable business area GIZ International Services2020 € 108 million2019 € 118.3 million
ongoing projects2020 around 1,6002019 1,600
countries around the world2020 1202019 120
Our work around the world
Harnessing experience. Including everyone. Shaping the future.
To overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, and even more to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we need to adopt a much broader perspective and act accordingly.
(© GIZ / AMREF)
East Africa: fighting infections
Long before the coronavirus, GIZ and its partners in East Africa were working hard to prevent pandemics. As a result, these countries were able to respond quickly when the crisis hit.
(© Light in Captivity)
Video interview: GIZ’s work during the pandemic
Matthias Rompel, Director of GIZ’s Southern Africa Division, talks about how the pandemic has changed GIZ’s project work and what the COVID-19 crisis means for development successes to date.
(© GIZ / Tristan Vostry)
European Commission: green recovery
Green recovery and the Team Europe approach – the EU’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. An interview with Carla Montesi and Felix Fernandez-Shaw (DG INTPA, European Commission).
(© Christian Lue / Unsplash)
Global: artificial intelligence for all
Everyone who can understand and make themselves understood can participate. That is why GIZ is stepping up the use of language-based artificial intelligence in partner countries.
(© GIZ / Tristan Vostry)
Indonesia: ice from solar energy
A solar-powered ice maker for local fishers demonstrates how renewable energy can secure incomes.
(© Shana Fatina)
Here you will find various GIZ reports: the 2020 Integrated Company Report as an accessible pdf, the 2020 Annual Statement of Accounts on the company’s financial situation as a pdf, as well as further documents on corporate sustainability.