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Fiscal year 2022

Overall business volume rises again and International Services turn 20. GIZ looks back on fiscal year 2022 with a sense of achievement.

Business volume and commissions received in 2022

GIZ’s business volume is made up of income from the public-benefit business area and the total operating performance of the GIZ International Services business area, which is taxable. The business volume in 2022 totalled some EUR 4 billion, marking an 8 per cent rise on the 2021 figure (EUR 3.7 billion). The value of commissions received by GIZ in 2022 also stood at around EUR 4 billion (2021: EUR 4.7 billion).

The public-benefit business area recorded revenue of EUR 3.8 billion in 2022 (2021: EUR 3.6 billion). The majority of GIZ’s work in this area is commissioned primarily by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and other federal ministries, which are referred to as German public sector clients.

German public sector clients

As at 31 December 2022 (2021)
Income from German public sector clients (in EUR million)1

2021 2022
Federal Foreign Office 85 98
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection5 175 10
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action5 35 217
Cofinancing provided by third parties for projects commissioned by German public sector clients3 68 43
Other federal ministries and other German public sector clients (e. g. state ministries) 11 7
Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture 2 1
Federal Ministry of Defence 5 06
Total 381 377

Income in the German public sector clients business sector was more or less unchanged in a year-on-year comparison. However, more income was generated from budget funds in 2022 (up EUR 21 million) than in 2021, thereby almost offsetting the drop in cofinancing provided by third parties.

1All values shown without decimal places. There may therefore be rounding differences.
3This figure shows cofinancing arrangements for the projects commissioned by the other German public sector clients (with the exception of BMZ).
5The shift between BMUV and BMWK is the result of a change in responsibility for the International Climate Initiative (IKI).
6EUR 0.4 million.
Trend in public-benefit business area

As at 31 December 2022 (2021)
Total income (in EUR million)1

Bar charts with the comparative representation of the years 2021 and 2022: Total revenue in 2021: 3566 million euros, in 2022: 3791 million euros. Total BMZ share in 2021: 3153 million euros, in 2022: 3388 million euros. Of which co-financing by third parties for BMZ projects (see footnote 2) in 2021: 558 million euros, in 2022: 529 million euros. Of which special initiatives in 2021: 583 million euros, in 2022: 619 million euros. BMZ share only: 2012 million in 2021, 2240 million in 2022. DÖAG share in 2021: 381 million euros, in 2022: 377 million euros. Of which co-financing by third parties through DÖAG projects (see footnote 3) in 2021: 68 million euros, in 2022: 43 million euros. Share of other business areas (see footnote 4) in 2021: 31 million euros, in 2022: 26 million euros.
All values shown without decimal places. There may therefore be rounding differences.
This figure shows only cofinancing for BMZ commissions, which is included in the total income generated in commissions implemented on behalf of BMZ.
This figure shows cofinancing arrangements for the projects commissioned by the other German public sector clients (with the exception of BMZ).
This figure shows income from micro measures in the public-benefit area and allocations.
GIZ International Services turns 20

The International Services business area is also directly commissioned by international clients, including the governments of other countries or private sector clients, with the approval of the German Government. It takes part in competitive bidding procedures. In 2022, International Services celebrated its twentieth anniversary. Since its inception in 2002, this business area has implemented over 1,000 projects with a total volume of more than EUR 3.5 billion. Last year, it was able to raise its total operating performance by 48 per cent to almost EUR 200 million (2021: EUR 135 million). Commissions received by International Services were also well up on the previous year (2022: EUR 314 million, 2021: EUR 241 million).

GIZ International Services (InS)

As at 31 December 2022 (2021)
in EUR million1

Pie chart: * € 200 million (in 2021: € 135 million) Total; of which: * €22 million (in 2021: €18 million) Private sector; * €1 million (in 2021: €2 million) Others; * €13 million (in 2021: €14 million) Bi- and multilateral donors; * €100 million (in 2021: €43 million) DÖAG [see footnote 7]; * €6 million (in 2021: €5 million) National governments [see footnote 8]; * €58 million (in 2021: €53 million) European Union.
1All values shown without decimal places. There may therefore be rounding differences.
7Covers all German public sector clients including federal ministries but in the case of InS also, for instance, the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
8Includes financing bodies that use funds from the budget of a country in which we operate.
20 years of InS: trends in total operating performance

in EUR million1

Line graph: €123 million in 2002, strong fluctuations between 2002 to 2022, €200 million in 2022.
1All values shown without decimal places. There may therefore be rounding differences.
Focus on crisis management

2022 was a challenging year, with crisis management and reconstruction taking centre stage. Public-benefit business area income in the security and stabilisation and displacement and migration business sectors rose by a total of 14 per cent (security and stabilisation 2022: EUR 770 million, 2021: EUR 714 million; displacement and migration 2022: EUR 440 million, 2021: EUR 351 million). As part of the Special Assistance Programme in Ukraine, GIZ implemented emergency relief measures for the population worth some EUR 75 million on behalf of BMZ.

Furthermore, we once again implemented a large number of climate and energy projects in 2022, generating revenue of around EUR 1.2 billion (2021: EUR 1.1 billion). This accounts for almost one third of all income in the public-benefit business area.

Achieving more together

Partnerships and cooperation arrangements are currently more important than they have ever been in development cooperation. Cofinancing, with several donors funding measures together to achieve a common goal, enable funding to be pooled in a targeted manner and results to be replicated worldwide. In terms of commissions received in 2022, GIZ saw a substantial increase of 321 per cent in the volume of cofinancing towards projects for German public sector clients (2022: EUR 74.6 million, 2021: EUR 17.7 million). Commissions received from cofinancing arrangements involving BMZ projects, by contrast, stood at some EUR 456 million (2021: EUR 649 million).

The European Union remains the single largest source of cofinancing in the public-benefit business area. Thanks to the EU, GIZ recorded incoming payments of some EUR 385 million in the BMZ business sector. A further EUR 36 million in the German public sector clients business sector can be added to this sum.

Contracts awarded to third parties

By cooperating with third parties, including companies, advisory firms, scientific and research institutions, appraisers and translators, and drawing on their expertise, we can increase the impact of our work and the effectiveness of implementation. In 2022, GIZ awarded contracts worth a total of some EUR 2.1 billion to sub-contractors and recipients of financing (2021: EUR 2.2 billion not including contracts for construction of the new building in Eschborn). About three quarters of these contracts were awarded by GIZ’s Head Office in 2022, with the other quarter placed by the field structure.

Detailed information on GIZ’s financial position and income and a look ahead to 2023 can be found in the Annual Statement of Accounts 2022.