GIZ is a service provider and implementer in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and education. We support the German Government in achieving its development objectives. Together with our partners, we work to deliver flexible and effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.
Some of our most important resources include the decades of experience we can draw on and our extensive network of experts and local and international cooperation partners from the political sphere, the business world, the science and research community, and civil society. The funding for our work comes from the public and private sector and we use these funds carefully to achieve the maximum impact. This level of care is also reflected in our approach to our planet’s natural resources , which we use responsibly.
GIZ offers a wide range of services. We deliver advisory services at the political level and to the private sector. We network actors and are present whenever conflicts need to be resolved. In all our activities, we focus on developing and building the capacities of individuals, organisations and governments. We see holistic capacity building as the key to sustainable development – and sustainability is both the principle that guides our actions and our core business. We think in an entrepreneurial way and act cost-effectively, although we are not profit-oriented. We train and place experts, manage and supervise construction and infrastructure projects, administer financing arrangements and are experts in the sustainable procurement of goods.
We create Value at three levels. By enabling individuals, supporting organisations and strengthening societies, our work around the world is helping to achieve the 2030 Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, we want to bring about a socially just transition to a climate-friendly way of living and working as well as promote sustainable, fair supply chains. In fragile states, we help stabilise society and secure lasting peace. In acute crises, we help by such as for reconstruction measures. Flexibility is vital to our effectiveness. We continuously monitor our business environment, identify trends and developments at an early stage and align our activities with the needs of our commissioning parties and partners. Looking ahead, we are constantly adapting our range of services to the challenges of the moment.