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At a glance: Working effectively

We take a holistic approach to global challenges. In projects, this allows us to bring about lasting changes worldwide together with our partners – and to contribute to a future worth living.


internally displaced people were supplied with essential food, bedding and medicines at the start of the war.

Delivering rapid assistance but thinking for the future – this is the approach that has marked our work in Ukraine since the start of the Russian war of aggression. Read here, how we are supporting municipalities, refugees and Ukrainians affected by the war.

Photo: Seamstresses wearing headscarves and face masks sit in a large hall.
300 factories in Bangladesh cooperated with GIZ in 2022 to implement higher environmental and social standards. © Noor Alam

Factory workers in Bangladesh, apparel manufacturers in South Africa, the automotive industry in Germany: they are all part of global supply chains. To make these fairer and more sustainable, GIZ targets different points along the chains.

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Portrait photo: Alexandre Laure.

»Trust is the secret ingredient that makes an entrepreneurship and innovation project successful, and GIZ was the most trusted partner in this ecosystem.«

Alexandre Laure, Senior Private Sector Specialist at the World Bank
© Alexandre Laure
In this video, our expert, Birgit Seibel, explains GIZ’s approach to the just transition.

Fewer fossil fuels and more justice: find out here how GIZ’s holistic approach is helping South Africa and Indonesia achieve a just transition to climate neutrality.

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4.9 million

refugees , internally displaced people, returnees and residents of host communities received GIZ support in 2022.

How do we ensure that the projects we implement are effective? Find the answer to this question and more facts and figures on our impact here.