Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ

Development Partners

Main domain: 
Technical and financial support
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-565760Eschborn
+49 6196 79-0
+49228 44 60-0

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is Germany's international development cooperation agency. It sits in Bonn.

It was founded on January 1, 2011 by the merger of three German development agencies: the Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), and the Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung (InWEnt). It is directly funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation, which is responsible at government level for economic development assistance. It is particularly active in South America and Africa.

In line with the objectives of the German Government and on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ supports its partner countries in developing and implementing strategies and policies for vocational training. GIZ gears its activities to the needs of the labour market and society. An important aspect in this regard is the close cooperation between the state, civil society and (formally organised) businesses. Particular emphasis is placed on the equal participation of girls and women.