The influence of multiple crises on German development policy
As a direct consequence of the Russian war of aggression, it is becoming apparent that some aspects of foreign and security policy are moving closer to the domain of development cooperation, which must nevertheless preserve its autonomy. In economically challenging times when budgetary resources are scarce, achieving the greatest possible effect with limited financial leeway is more important than ever.
Issues such as ensuring food, energy and cyber security, safeguarding international supply chains and working in fragile contexts are increasingly dictating the political agenda. At the same time, Germany’s Government is focusing on a socially equitable green transformation and feminist development policy. Climate change mitigation and adaptation, digital transformation and the strengthening of global health systems are still highly relevant issues. In this context, GIZ must continuously review and develop its range of services.