German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) works with the motive of making a world in which everyone can live a self-determined life in freedom, a world without poverty, violent conflicts and environmental degradation.

Objectives

Eradicating poverty, combating hunger and illnesses, education for everyone, supporting democracy and peace, realizing human rights and gender equality, protecting the environment and natural resources

Focus Areas

  • Business Development financing
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Good governance
  • Health
  • Human rights
  • Migration
  • Peace building
  • Population dynamics
  • Poverty
  • Protecting the climate
  • Protecting the environment
  • Raw materials
  • Religion and development
  • Rural development
  • Social protection
  • Sport for Development
  • Textile industry
  • The refugee crisis
  • Transitional development assistance
  • Urban development

Focus Countries and Support

  • Asia: Promoting economic growth – fighting poverty – mitigating climate change
    Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam
  • Central, Eastern and Southern Eastern Europe: Supporting Economic and Social Transition
    Countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine
  • Latin America and Caribbean: Fighting Poverty by supporting Good Governance
    Countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru
  • The Middle East and North Africa: Building bridges between Europe and the Arab world
    Countries: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian territories, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Fostering regional cooperation
    Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia

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