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.
Our goal is to achieve sustainable development. In pursuit of this goal, we work with many different people to drive progress in a great variety of sectors across the globe. Our commissions are diverse, and we have wide-ranging skills. The environment in which we operate is constantly changing, which makes it all the more important to have stable anchors and to be aware of the foundation on which our own efforts are based: that is what our values describe – values which have been the guiding principle for our activities for more than 10 years. Our core values include human rights, the rule of law, gender equality and the commitment to a socio-ecological economic system. We gear our activities as a company towards the values enshrined in the German Basic Law and towards those of the European Union. They show us the way ahead, provide a sense of security and underpin our approach. They guide us, even during difficult times, to help create a future worth living.
Our greatest asset is our capacity to implement effective projects. We work with and for the people in our partner countries, gear our activities closely to our partners, and can draw on decades of implementation practice – in places where the need is greatest and the need for change is most urgent. Yet we can only harness this asset if we broaden our horizons. If we anticipate developments and take action at an early stage. In conjunction with other actors whose skills supplement our own. As a consultancy and service provider, we feel a responsibility to look beyond current crises and to develop viable solutions for the future. Only then will we be able to keep sight of our primary goal of improving the lives of as many people as possible while respecting and protecting the planet’s natural limits.
Video message from the Chair of the Management Board
employees worldwide2020 24,9772020 23,614
national staff2020 16,8772020 15,988
business volume2020 €3.7 billion2020 €3.3 billion
total operating performance of the taxable business area GIZ International Service2020 €135 million2020 €108 million
ongoing projects2020 around 1,6502020 1,600
countries around the world2020 around 1202020 120
Our work around the world
Planning sustainably and taking a comprehensive approach – for today and tomorrow
To achieve sustainable development we need extensive approaches that counter current crises while pointing the way forward towards a better future.
(© GIZ / Cassiana Moreira)
Determined, even in fragile contexts
Even under the most difficult conditions, GIZ is working to strengthen states and their societies and government bodies, while ensuring that all people can benefit from development.
(© GIZ / Rana Hamza Sultan)
Global health: looking at the bigger picture
GIZ has long helped partner countries strengthen their health systems. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed additional stress on these systems and demonstrated that no one is safe until everyone is safe.
(© GIZ / Mateo Garcia Prieto)
Green recovery: greener and fairer
Green recovery is not just an empty slogan – it is the way forward after the pandemic to build resilient societies through sustainable, socially just and climate-neutral change.
(© Tim Werremeyer, studio wetwo Werremeyer Lübben Communications GbR)
Social cohesion: everyone is included
Everyone needs prospects, particularly the younger generation. People who are taken seriously and feel themselves to be valued members of society can develop the strength needed to create a better future.
(© GIZ / ZFD Honduras)
Here you will find various reports produced by GIZ: our Integrated Company Report 2021 as an accessible PDF, the Annual Statement of Accounts 2021 on the company’s financial position, also as a PDF, and a range of other documents about our corporate sustainability.